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According to a stat report by Statcounter, Google Chrome web browser has taken over Firefox and has now become the second most popular web browser in Britain! Read more about it after the break.
Microsoft‘s latest search engine sensation Bing keeps on gradually gaining ground in the U.S. search market. Bing has managed to increase its share in the US search market by 1 percent for the month of July. Bing alongwith its new search partner Yahoo takes its combined share to 20.36 percent.
Our old and reliable friend StatCounter once agains revealed the statistics which we will be sharing with you guys. According to StatCounter, Bing managed to secure 9.41 percent of U.S market search in July compared to 8.23 percent for the month of June. Interestingly Google’s share slipped from 78.48 percent to 77.54 percent. StatCounter believes that with the recent signing of deal between Microsoft and Yahoo, both the parties have to come up with something big to give a fight to Google. StatCounter stated:
Bing continues to make slow but steady progress but the combined Yahoo figures suggest that the deal announced last week will have to demonstrate major future synergies if it is to make any dent in Google’s dominance.
It would be interesting to note that even at the global level, Google’s share dropped from 89.80 percent in the month of June to 89.23 percent for the last month (July).
It would be interesting to know how is Bing performing at the global, but the current statistics do suggest one thing Bing is gaining ground in the U.S. search market, the pace at which it is gaining is another thing. However Microsoft might like to see Bing gain ground at a faster pace.
The monitoring service StatCounter has showed that for the second time since the launch of Microsoft’s Bing, it has surpassed Yahoo Search as the second most used search engine in the United States. Bing has proven to be a very solid product that many seem keen to try out even after a month.
According to the new stat, Bing took 12.9% of the U.S. market like comScore had earlier measured. With the good progress, Bing comes out ahead of Yahoo Search (10.15%), while Mountain View remains the undisputed king of the mountain with a U.S. market share of 75%.
“The jump in Bing?s share may reflect a positive review of the search engine compared to Google which appeared online in the New York Times on the 8th and in the print version on the 9th July.” said StatCounter CEO Aodhan Cullen.
After all, Microsoft has shown a remarkable drive to keep the momentum for its decision engine going, recently adding Twitter messages to search results and bringing the search platform to its Hotmail service.
Microsoft’s Bing had being working hard on its feature which initiated a layer of worries between the competitors. Google is not worried about losing its market in search market yet, while the other share holders in the field better be watching Bing’s progress very closely. Microsoft is doing it right, and users are noticing it too.
Just recently we informed you about the release of Firefox 3.5. After the release of 3.5 version of Mozilla‘s browser, a few interesting developments have taken place. From what we gather Firefox is moving in the right direction and has managed to increase its market share. However the sad part if you are an IE fan is that the Microsoft‘s browser is seeing a decline in its market share. This has been confirmed by a graph which StatCounter has produced.
Here are the statistics:
- Internet Explorer for the first time has seen its market share drop from 62.09% to 59.49%
- Firefox on the other hand has managed to take its market share above 30%, by moving up from 28.75 to 30.33%
- Opera also managed to increase its market share just a little by moving up from 3.23% to 3.36%.
- Apple‘s Safari managed to register market share growth by increasing from 2.65% to 2.93%.
- Google’s Chrome also saw an increase in market share from 2.42% to 2.82%
Well, it has been almost one month since the launch of Microsoft‘s latest sensation in the search engine field, Bing, and the initial signs are looking good for the IT giants. Bing has managed to gain some market share in the United States of America. Hold on guys, Google is still the leader in the search engine field as of now. Its just that Bing is gaining some good ground. This news was made by considering the data released yesterday.
StatCounter, an internet data firm reports that Bing gained 8.3 percent in America, improving on the 7.81 percent held by Bing’s ancestor Live Search.
Google, however did lose some market share as its market share dropped from 78.72 percent to 78.48 percent. Yahoo which happens to be ranked second among the search engines showed an increase from 10.99 percent to 11.04 percent.
Bing in its initial week showed an impressive growth to 9.21 percent which sadly took a fall in the middle two weeks. However the positive signs emerged in the last week of June as it rose back to 8.45 percent. Adohan Cullen, StatCounter’s Chief Executive said:
At first sight, a 1 percent increase in market share does not appear to be a huge return on the investment Microsoft has made in Bing but the underlying trend appears positive
Microsoft would be happy with these results, which may be a small thing for some but it would mean a lot for Microsoft for reasons that are understandable. There are talks that Microsoft might strike a deal with Yahoo to strengthen its position but the talks magnitude have decreased a little bit.
Data collected by StatCounter is based on 4 billion pageloads per month which was monitored through a network of websites. Other data research firms such as comScore are waiting for mid July to release data on Bing’s market share. Let us see what news does that bring for Microsoft.
StatCounter Global Stats, which performs the task of analyzing Web site traffic released a report just a couple of days ago. According to this report, Bing has made tremendous ground and has managed to grab some market share from long time rivals Google.
StatCounter conducted an activity of analyzing search engine use on Thursday and found some interesting results. As always Google continues to dominate the US search engine market with a 71.47% share, Bing managed to grab 16.28% of the market whereas Yahoo was able to acquire only 10.22% thus getting the 3rd spot. Aodhan Cullen, CEO of StatCounter raised a question that whether it is just the initial success or will Bing build on it. He said:
It remains to be seen if Bing falls away after the initial novelty and promotion but at first sight it looks like Microsoft is on to a winner. Steve Ballmer is quoted as saying that he wanted Microsoft to become the second biggest search engine within five years. Following the breakdown in talks to acquire Yahoo at a cost of $40 billion, it looks as if he may have just achieved that with Bing much sooner and a lot cheaper than anticipated.
In the global market, Statcounter reports that Bing is making some progress. In the global market, Google is still the leader and has 87.62% of market share. However good news is that Bing gains the second spot by having 5.62% of the market share. With this market share, Bing managed to go past Yahoo which has 5.13% market share.
There is one thing however that is bothering me a little bit. Isn’t it a bit early to call Bing gaining the second spot and claiming that based on the statistics collected by just one source. What do you think?