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Bing-powered search in the United States just broke the 30% barrier, clocking in at 30.01% in March according to Hitwise. That was a rise from its February tally of 28.48%.
Google in the same time period dropped from 66.69% to 64.42%, ceding that ground to Bing.
Both Yahoo search, which Bing powers, and core Bing.com searches rose during the month. Market share for Bing.com rose from 13.49% to 14.32%, and Yahoo powered searches rose from 14.99% to 15.69% of the market.
Google might still be the leading search engine in the U.S. by a large margin, but over the last six months, searches powered by Microsoft Bing are increasing at an impressive rate. So impressive, in fact, that if the trend line continues, there will be a real contest between Bing and Google next year — and Bing may just come out on top.
According to the latest data from Experian Hitwise, Google was responsible for 64.42% of searches in the U.S. in March, 2011. Bing-powered search — which includes both search.yahoo.com and bing.com — accounted for 30% of U.S. searches.
Info Farts thrown into serps (maps, images, tweets, news, misc)
Four results from the same site in position 1 to 4!?
However, the US public has consistently shown the way to the future. If the Bing trend in the US does not reverse, their success will spill over internationally.
[edited by: walkman at 12:29 am (utc) on Apr 13, 2011]
the US public has consistently shown the way to the future
America will probably lead the way to the future, as it has most of the time done
such overly generalized statements really don't help any further in understanding the markets
- Google Instant (aka, the Waterfall) aka: new learning curve for users. aka: new users don't get it.
Dunno -- whatever will happen in Europe, it will take years, rather than months. Europe at this time and age seems to be pathetically slow at almost anything : methinks it is not called the "old world" for nothing. Google may feel safe there for the time being,
Are these statements based on actual resarch or is this just someone's gut? I know what webmasters think, but we're not the world (believe it or not...).