EvilSaint - 11:24 pm on Oct 19, 2010 (gmt 0)
I agree with scottsonline. I find myself searching for things more than once lately as the results being provided by Google are not precisely what I want first time around.
That coupled with spending a few extra seconds glancing over the results that Instant serves up as well means that I'm raking up searches by the many even though my intent is to get only one clear search done.
I wouldn't conclude search share going up as a result of activities like that.
IMHO, I would say that their share has actually gone down and the 0.7% increase is just a feeble attempt to create an illusion of growth by using Instant and serving not-so-useful results first time round.
I moved most of my searches to Bing a year back and am quite happy with the result quality so far.