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Google's U.S. search share falls most in 6 years

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Jan 2015 22:16 User comments (7)

Google's U.S. search share falls most in 6 years Google's share of the U.S. search market fell to 75.2 percent for the month of December, down to its lowest share since 2009.
Yahoo appears to have gained most of what Google lost, moving to 10.4 percent share, its highest share in the last six years, as well.

In stark change happened almost immediately after Mozilla replaced Google with Yahoo as the default search engine for their Firefox browser. "The move by Mozilla has had a definite impact on U.S. search," StatCounter Chief Executive Officer Aodhan Cullen said. "The question now is whether Firefox users switch back to Google."

The research firm also noted that Firefox is used by about 12 percent of Internet users in the U.S.


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7 user comments

19.1.2015 23:20

I initially opted to stick with FF despite their defect to Yahoo (of course I changed my default search engine back to Google) but with this news I'm finally moving to Chrome.

The only thing FF had going for it IMO was NoScript. I'm really going to miss that. :-( Suggestions please! (yes I've tried ScriptSafe; has anyone tried HTTP Switchboard???)

210.1.2015 4:37

As Yahoo! is merely the default search engine and not the only one available, I simply switched it back to Google. Problem is solved and I'm happy.

310.1.2015 20:01

I use bing because I like to click on a link, then another, then another, then another, to get more little tidbits of information. I don't like to have it all available to me all at once. j/k

411.1.2015 9:43

Enough Google. Enough Yahoo.
I thought Chrome is an arm of Google.

Everything has become ad based BS. So, ixquick search engine..... Adblock and Ghostery to keep those pesky advertisers down to a dull roar.

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512.1.2015 20:01

Since I start using DuckDuckGo, I never look back to Google that probably block like 25% of the internet links, on top of spying on people.

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

613.1.2015 2:04

I switch back to Google on every computer I install Firefox on. When you search it seems like Google always has the most accurate results.

720.1.2015 9:16

As others have said, I immediately switched back to Google as my default search engine. Maybe it is just familiarity with the search results, but it seems to me that I find what I am looking for with Google much quicker than the other search engines. DuckDuckGo may be the better alternative if you are concerned about privacy.

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