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The number of searches conducted in the U.S. over the last year has decreased by 16% from 10.5 billion in July 2009 to 8.8 billion in July 2010. MSN/Windows Live/Bing was the only one of the top three engines to have experienced an increase in search volume – a 28% increase from 0.9 billion to 1.2 billion.
[edited by: tedster at 7:42 am (utc) on Aug 30, 2010]
[edited by: lawman at 2:28 pm (utc) on Aug 30, 2010]
If the search engines are always improving results then people may be doing less searches to find what they want. It's simple but very possible.
I think the fb craze is unhealthy for society. I've watched everyone and their grandma sign up and go nuts. Now a lot of them are pulling back and even deactivating. Time will tell.
Apps finally starting to relace Google as a preferred means of navigation and web usage.
Why is no one in this thread talking about the fact that Bing is on the roll? They are gaining ground rapidly. Looks like search is no longer going to be a one-horse race.
Twitter is just a fad. If facebook or Google build a twitter-like app and include it into their social networks a standalone twitter may start to decline. Maybe not, twitter got it right by letting users create custom interfaces for it. The jury is still out.
Nielsen counts and reports explicit searches only. Nielsen does not count contextual searches.
I am very sceptical about Bing taking a lot of market share because I so rarely hear about Bing anywhere other than Webmaster World...
Searches didn't drop, give me a break. Search is still growing. I mean Google's revenue would not have increased by so much if they lost searches. They would have had to double AdWords prices or cut AdSense shares in half, which they did not do.