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Yahoo, Bing take search share in August

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Sep 2010 18:32 User comments (2)

Yahoo, Bing take search share in August According to the latest comScore figures, Google slightly lost some share in the search engine market for August, with Yahoo and Bing picking up the slack.
For the month, Google fell to 65.4 percent from 65.8 percent in July and 66.2 percent in June.

Yahoo rose to 17.4 percent, up from 16.7 percent in June and 17.1 percent in July.

Microsoft's Bing engine remained about flat, moving from 11.0 percent in June and July to 11.1 percent in August.

Rounding out the top 5 were Ask at 3.8 percent and AOL at 2.3 percent, both flat.

Overall, about 15.7 billion explicit core searches were conducted in August.

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2 user comments

117.9.2010 0:46

Why does it seem Google more often get me the results i want, and bunk (oops bing) i always feel after the results returned, "Did I misspell something?", and asking "What good are these results, why didn't i just go to Google first?"

Even worse as a developer/IT professional, I often need to search for something related to a Microsoft product, searching on Microsoft's own sites, be it msdn, or other pages in the developer forums, teh "bunk powered" search engine can't even find Microsoft's own stuff, same search in Google, more ofter the link needed is within the top 5,if not 1 or 2.

GO GO GOOOOOOGLE :)

217.9.2010 12:36

Originally posted by SomeBozo:
Why does it seem Google more often get me the results i want, and bunk (oops bing) i always feel after the results returned, "Did I misspell something?", and asking "What good are these results, why didn't i just go to Google first?"

Even worse as a developer/IT professional, I often need to search for something related to a Microsoft product, searching on Microsoft's own sites, be it msdn, or other pages in the developer forums, teh "bunk powered" search engine can't even find Microsoft's own stuff, same search in Google, more ofter the link needed is within the top 5,if not 1 or 2.

GO GO GOOOOOOGLE :)

You probably search a lot. I am sure this survey is on how many persons use what. I bet if they counted hits Google would lose the rest in the dust. I don't know anyone that searches often using anything but Google. Those others are out of convenience. Web designing revolves around Google there must be a reason for that. No one is fearful that they might lose Bing points.

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