Market research figures from Nielsen indicate Microsoft made the right move by introducing Bing, as the software giant saw its total amount of searches rise 22.1 percent in August, making it the fastest-growing search engine among the top 10.
Microsoft is still the third largest search provider but the company now has a marketshare of 10.7 percent. Google rules with a marketshare of 64.6 percent, while Yahoo holds another 16 percent.
The total amount of searches on Bing rang in at 1.1 billion for the month of August, a leap of 22.1 percent over July, winning Microsoft a 10.7 percent share of the search engine market.
Google remained in the top spot with a commanding 64.6 percent share, accounting for 7 billion searches in August, a gain of 2.6 percent over July. Yahoo saw its search results drop 4.2 percent for the month to 1.7 billion, earning it 16 percent of the market.