Google’s U.S. Search-Engine Market Share Falls, Bing Gains, ComScore Says

Google’s share of searches in the U.S. market declined in February while that of Microsoft’s Bing increased, according to research firm ComScore Inc.Google had 65.4 percent of searches last month, down from 65.6 percent in January, Reston, Virginia-based ComScore said. Microsoft’s Bing search engine had 13.6 percent, up about a half percentage point. Yahoo! Inc.’s share was unchanged at 16.1 percent.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-11/google-u-s-search-share-falls-bing-rises-analyst-says.htmlAlso see:Bing-powered searches rise as Google loses share
Microsoft’s Bing search engine is on the rise, while Google’s still-dominant market share has dropped to about two-thirds of all U.S. searches, according to new data from Experian Hitwise.Google.com accounted for 66.69% of all U.S. searches in the four weeks ending Feb. 26, down from 67.95% the previous month, Experian Hitwise said.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/031111-bing-google.htmlcomScore Releases February 2011 U.S. Search Engine Rankings
comScore released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of the U.S. search marketplace. Google Sites led the explicit core search market in February with 65.4 percent of searches conducted.U.S. Explicit Core SearchGoogle Sites led the U.S. explicit core search market in February with 65.4 percent market share, followed by Yahoo! Sites with 16.1 percent and Microsoft sites with 13.6 percent (up 0.5 percentage points). Ask Network accounted for 3.2 percent of explicit core searches, followed by AOL, Inc. with 1.7 percent.
http://www.comscore.com/Press_Events/Press_Releases/2011/3/comScore_Releases_February_2011_U.S._Search_Engine_RankingsGoogle monthly share of searches at 67 percent
Experian Hitwise announced today that Google accounted for 66.69 percent of all U.S. searches conducted in the four weeks ending Feb. 26, 2011. Bing-powered search comprised 28.48 percent of searches for the month, with Yahoo! Search and Bing receiving 14.99 percent and 13.49 percent, respectively. The remaining 69 search engines in the Hitwise Search Engine Analysis report accounted for 4.68 percent of U.S. searches.
http://www.hitwise.com/us/press-center/press-releases/experian-hitwise-reports-bing-search-increase/

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