londrum - 12:13 pm on Oct 17, 2010 (gmt 0)
maybe google's share has gone up because they've made it easier and quicker to do a new search.
before, people would search for "widget" and get some results. if they weren't exactly what they wanted then maybe they couldn't be bothered to type in a new query and wait for the page to load, so they just clicked on one of the results anyway.
but now all they've got to do is type a new word, or even just one extra letter. it's less work. so they don't mind doing it.
going by what they say, that would be counted as a new search. so google's share goes up. but is it really a new search? or just a repeat of the old one?
it's not like they've taken any searchers away from bing, or yahoo. all they've done is got one of their existing users to type a new word.