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Google accounted for 65.09 percent of all U.S. searches conducted in the four weeks ending August 27, 2011. The combined Bing-powered search comprised 28.99 percent of searches for the month, with Yahoo! Search and Bing receiving 15.89 percent and 13.10 percent, respectively. The remaining 64 search engines in the Hitwise Search Engine Analysis report accounted for 5.92 percent of U.S. searches.
Longer search queries increase 3 percent in August 2011
Longer search queries — those averaging five to eight words or more — increased 3 percent from July 2011 to August 2011. One-word searches comprised the majority of searches, amounting to 26.26 percent of all queries. Shorter search queries — one to four words — decreased 1 percent from July 2011 to August 2011.
Both (or all three) are roughly as bad the others so it really makes no difference. And as far as I know Bing is making tiny increases in market share at mouth-watering cost.
I do note though that the Yahoo share is staying roughly the same which shows that the average user can't distinguish between Yahoo, Bing and Google. They are just sticking with the same old search engine they always have.
most FF users would just whine in blog comments about it.
The Authors Guild, a U.S. advocacy group, is leading a copyright infringement lawsuit seeking seizure of 7 million books digitized by Google Inc. (GOOG) and stored at five colleges including the University of Michigan.
The writers, including the Australian Society of Authors and the Quebec Writers Union, sued yesterday in federal court in New York claiming the universities obtained unauthorized scans of the copyright-protected books.
Google: the new Microsoft?
"GOOG is acting more like MSFT of old," Eich said in a Hacker News discussion of the memo. "Innovating in the open and proposing early and often to standards bodies are fine. Delayed-open-washing and increasing piles of proprietary (open-source doesn't matter) single-vendor code, which implements features that are not ever proposed for standardization, are not."
But would anyone care to speculate confirm which verticals are better for traffic and why that would be?