Bing US market share up marginally in September, Yahoo! slides

[Relax News] Bing, Microsoft’s new search engine, is making steady if unspectacular progress in its bid to wrest a bigger share of the lucrative US search and advertising market away from Google.Bing increased its share of the US search market to 9.4 percent in September from 9.3 percent in August, according to figures released Wednesday by online tracking firm comScore. see:comScore Releases September 2009 U.S. Search Engine Rankings [news release]
comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of the U.S. search marketplace. In September 2009, Americans conducted 13.8 billion core searches, with Google Sites accounting for 64.9 percent search market share. Microsoft Sites grabbed 9.4 percent market share, representing a slight gain versus August.September 2009 U.S. Core Search RankingsGoogle Sites led the U.S. core search market in September with 64.9 percent of the searches conducted, followed by Yahoo! Sites (18.8 percent), and Microsoft Sites (9.4 percent). Ask Network captured 3.9 percent of the search market, followed by AOL LLC with 3.0 percent.Americans conducted 13.8 billion searches in September, down 1 percent from August (which had one additional day compared to September). Google Sites accounted for 9 billion searches, followed by Yahoo! Sites (2.6 billion), Microsoft Sites (1.3 billion), Ask Network (541 million) and AOL LLC (416 million).September 2009 U.S. Expanded Search RankingsIn the September analysis of the top properties where search activity is observed, Google Sites led the search market with 12.8 billion search queries, followed by Yahoo! Sites with 2.7 billion queries and Microsoft Sites with nearly 1.4 billion searches. experienced the largest growth of the top ten expanded search properties with a 19-percent increase in query volume to 384 million searches.

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