Nielsen: Microsoft's search share up 51% on-year

By Matthew ยท 5 replies
Aug 26, 2010
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  1. Nielsen has published its US search statistics for July, revealing an impressive 51% year-over-year increase for Microsoft's sites (MSN/Windows Live/Bing), which held 13.6% of the market. Yahoo, which is now powered by Bing behind the curtain, represented a 14.3% share last month, falling 17% from a year prior. Despite the contrasting performance on-year, both companies witnessed a similar sequential increase of 4% and 2% respectively.

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  2. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 555   +9

    thats becuase it Default in IE7 and 8 and ''tech noobs'' won't change it.
  3. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    It isn't default in any other browser, hence, your comment is rather out of context, to put it mildly, Bing isn't bad at all, it produces results on par with Google infact in some areas it is slightly better and in some Google may may have some edge, anyway, I think it just comes down to what you like at personal level.

    More importantly, I want to see fierce competition in this market because Google now isn't all about everything good anymore. With the kind of money and muscle MS have, if they really put things right, it would be good match-up with some fireworks down the road ;).
  4. kiklion

    kiklion TS Rookie

    How is it out of context when he specifically mentioned IE7 and 8 have it as the default? Most non-technical users and almost all offices I have experience with (I work as IT for multiple companies, support custom programs, ect) use Windows 2000/XP and IE 7/8. The younger employees of the firms I work for typically install Chrome or Firefox on their machines, but any administrator or pretty much anyone over 30 keeps the default IE/Search Engine.
  5. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 555   +9

    What he said. IE 7 and 8 are default in Windows vista/ 7. How many people change the default? Not many. IE has a very big market share. Pretty mcuh all companys use IE. At my college its IE with bing as the search. Can't change it without admin settings. They only recently started letting us use Firefox portable.
  6. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 1,986   +12

    What am I missing ?

    I have IE8, and use google frequently.

    Are you saying you can't access google via ?

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