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Bing overtakes Yahoo in global search engine reach

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Mar 2011 13:13 User comments (3)

Bing overtakes Yahoo in global search engine reach According to new data from web analytics company StatCounter, Bing has overtaken Yahoo! for global search engine reach, taking 4.37 percent share to Yahoo's 3.93 percent.
Overall, the global leader remains, clearly, Google, at 89.94 percent reach.

In the U.S., Google has the lead at 79.63 percent, while Yahoo remains in second at 9.74 percent. Bing has quickly taken large share, however, moving to 9.03 percent.

It is important to note that in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Mexico and Brazil, Bing powers the Yahoo! search engine, so many firms have moved to just combining the figures for both engines.

Says StatCounter CEO Aodhan Cullen (via PR):

It is significant that Bing overtook Yahoo! globally for the first time on a monthly basis but it remains a tough battle to claw back Google's market share. Although Google dipped below the 90 percent mark in February worldwide for the first time since August 2009 it shows little sign of losing its global dominance any time soon.

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3 user comments

11.3.2011 13:31
lissenup2
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Yeah.........because Microsoft forces this crappy engine on everyone and sets it as default therefore shmucks go with whatever is readily available.

I prefer Yahoo to google anyday. They're more innovative and have been around longer. Searches on Google often produce virus ridden website results, fraudulent results and bogus results. I must say though, when doing technical searches since I'm a network infrastructure guy, I usually hit up Google at least 50% of the time.

21.3.2011 16:11

It's been said before that having MSN as your homepage, like I do and when you go to do a search in firefox's google search box...Bing hijacks my cursor while I am typing in my google search thus making me hit enter on Bing accidentally. intentional? I think so!
I'm 110% positive that's how Bing is getting the numbers it is. Which is pathetic because they are still getting hits only because they are stealing them from Google & Yahoo.



31.3.2011 18:23

Originally posted by jookycola:
It's been said before that having MSN as your homepage, like I do and when you go to do a search in firefox's google search box...Bing hijacks my cursor while I am typing in my google search thus making me hit enter on Bing accidentally. intentional? I think so!
I'm 110% positive that's how Bing is getting the numbers it is. Which is pathetic because they are still getting hits only because they are stealing them from Google & Yahoo.
It does this completely, at least for Internet Explorer. Even when I type in www.google.com in the address bar, sometimes it just searches for it on Bing, forcing me to make sure to include http:// in the beginning. Annoying cancer is annoying.

Originally posted by lissenup2:
I prefer Yahoo to google anyday. They're more innovative and have been around longer. Searches on Google often produce virus ridden website results, fraudulent results and bogus results. I must say though, when doing technical searches since I'm a network infrastructure guy, I usually hit up Google at least 50% of the time.

Yahoo does that too. Don't think it's the magical search engine that only gives you what you want, because none of them are. It's also common sense to check the URL of the site before clicking the link, so it's only your fault for catching a virus our of ignorance.
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