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StatCounter: Bing captures second place

Posted on Friday, March 04 2011 @ 07:00:24 CET by

Research firm StatCounter claims Bing is now the second most-used search engine as Microsoft's search engine has overtaken Yahoo. Bing now has a marketshare of 4.37 percent, while Yahoo has dropped to 3.93 percent. Google is still the search giant though, with a marketshare of 89.94 percent the company has little to worry about the tiny rise of Bing.
The Bing search engine overtook Yahoo! for the first time worldwide in January and increased its lead in February according to web analytics company, StatCounter. Its research arm StatCounter Global Stats finds that globally Bing reached 4.37% in February ahead of Yahoo! at 3.93%. Both trail far behind Google's 89.94% of the global search engine market.

In the United States Yahoo! at 9.74% still retains its lead over Bing at 9.03%. Google's share in the US is 79.63%. In July 2009 Microsoft announced an agreement whereby Bing would power the Yahoo! search technology. This has been implemented in the US, Canada, Australia, Brazil and Mexico.

"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," commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. "Although Google dipped below the 90% 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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