Google the search engine Giant appears to have been felled from the ranks of “giant” to now a, er- lesser giant.
The search company search engine market share dropped little more than 10%, from a whopping 73.9% in May 2010 to 63.6% as of this May due to competition from Microsoft Bing, up 7.3% from to 9.7% May 2010 up to 17% in May 2011.
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Google search dominates US and global markets. Bing drops. Yahoo Search falls too.
A recent Mashable post on search market share that shows Google dominating both the US and global markets.
According to Experian Hitwise, Google increased its market share up 1% from from 70.24% to 71.08% in the US. Microsoft‘s Bing however struggles to maintain growth, dropping 5% in the US from 9.48% to 8.96% for September 2009.
Even more remarkable, Net Applications’ Market Share Report shows Google above 80% market share globally. See their report and graph here.
Google gains ground even over the second largest shareholder, Yahoo Search, drops 3% to 16.38% in US market share. Clearly the search engine giant, Google offers online consumers more with its algorithmic results.
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Amos White is a Social Media Marketing Evangelist and public speaker.
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