Bing, Yahoo lose search market share to Google in September 09

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According to web analytics firm Statcounter , Bing has registered it’s first decline since its launch, Bing has lost more than one percentage of the search marketing in US in September.

Its market share fell from 8.51% to 9.64% in August. During this time Yahoo also showed a decline in its market share to 9.40 % from 10.50 %. Although Bing’s decline has been just over one percentage point, it sure would be a worrying factor for Microsoft.

Search Market September09 - StatCounter

With Bing and Yahoo losing market shares in the month of september, it should be no surprise who gained from them. Google gained by almost two percentage points to 80.08% in September from 77.83% the previous month.

As per StatsCounter the Data is based on an analysis of 4.6 billion search engine referring clicks (1.1 billion from the US) which were collected during the period September 2008 to September 2009 from the StatsCounter network of over three million websites.

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  • Mike@Banner Design October 4, 2009, 2:43 pm

    That is absolutely right and this trend has been getting continued since several years ago and will probably not stop in the future either.

    Whatever Yahoo and MSN are doing will not help them grabbing some market share from Google which is just fixing its No.1 position in the search engines realm over the net.

  • Ruri @ Free article directory October 4, 2009, 7:53 pm

    If Microsoft want to gain more market share, I think they need to spend their budget more and focus on technology than marketing effort. Some people already disappointed with bing performance. Although it said bing still in beta.
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  • Blake Waddill @ Props Blog Reviews October 4, 2009, 8:56 pm

    That is crazy… I’m not surprised though. The novelty of using a search engine other than Google is wearing off for a lot of people. Also, I’m sure a lot of people are done trying out the new search engine and are ready to get back to their tried and true. I personally still haven’t tried using Bing. Do you using it?
    .-= Blake Waddill @ Props Blog Reviews´s last blog ..Are You Ready For Google Wave? =-.

  • Bubba Moe October 4, 2009, 10:04 pm

    Whatever Yahoo and MSN are doing will not help them grabbing some market share from Google which is just fixing its No.1 position in the search engines realm over the net.

  • Used mack trucks October 4, 2009, 11:35 pm

    The Big G is not easy to chase… one must try its level hard to chase for any of its phase… its a Giant..its a Google.. Its Great

    • Seaward October 4, 2009, 11:59 pm

      You are right it very hard to chase Google. It’s really a huge search engine.

  • Seaward October 4, 2009, 11:47 pm

    wow ! what a great competition between three huge search engines. Interesting.

  • Quick Sale October 5, 2009, 12:55 am

    May be Yahoo and Bing will be Top search engine within few months!

  • oes tsetnoc October 5, 2009, 1:40 am

    it was expecting at the time of launching bing that bing will compute google

    But now Google show that no one can computer them

  • DotComSecrets Review October 5, 2009, 3:06 am

    That is absolutely right and this trend has been getting continued since several years ago and will probably not stop in the future either.

  • DotComSecrets Review October 5, 2009, 3:07 am

    I thinks that Google is Ultimate. There is no alternate of Google.
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  • Jacques @ Web Design October 5, 2009, 4:46 am

    After the initial success of Bing, Google is firmly back in the driving seat. What can Bing and Yahoo! actually come up with to make a meaningful and lasting impact on Google’s dominance of the search engines? Next question – Whatever has become of Wolfram Alpha?

    • David Rachford October 5, 2009, 5:34 am

      RE: wolfram alpha

      Have you ever tried it? sort of interesting; but trivial. I mean really: If I google my name, at least my damn websites, FB, arrest records (just kidding) come up…. Wolfram doesn’t recognize the input. Idiots.

      But W-A suggested I try a date: so I entered my birthday. I found I share it with Judge Anthony Scalia, and Rupert Murdock. I was born 14,088 days ago under a waxing gibbous moon which was 99.45% illuminated. Interesting trivia; but not very useful.
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  • Paul@Quick House Sales October 5, 2009, 4:56 am

    Bing looked to be getting some halfway decent traction – hopefully this is just a blip. Bing is shaping up to a be a decent competitor to Google and their attitude towards webmasters is very different from Google’s.

  • David Rachford October 5, 2009, 5:26 am

    This is funny: never before have I seen anyone rooting for Microsoft. At first google was hailed as a savior from microsoft; now microsoft is hailed as a potential savior from GooG.

    My 2 cents: Google’s roots as #1 search run deep: think of how many individual websites run google search on their own sites for the “internal search”… sure, it’s easy to add a line or two of code to your internal site search to change it to bing, but who’s going to bother? google has been in there since 1996… which is FOREVER.

    I’m just wondering: how many “Google searches” are from the google homepage alone; versus internal website searches, etc.

    How many of those google searches are done through, say youtube? or facebook? (facebook may have it’s own internal search, i don’t know…)

    food for thought…

  • Compute Live October 5, 2009, 12:04 pm

    Maybe its for the time begin…I think Yahoo and Bing has been a fair fight to google..
    .-= Compute Live´s last blog ..Modern Warfare 2 Infamy (Official HD Trailer) =-.

  • Casey @ Free wordpress themes October 5, 2009, 11:19 pm

    I was hoping one search engine could grab more market share and compete with google. But judging from the chart, I think we have to wait for little longer.
    .-= Casey @ Free wordpress themes´s last blog ..GenM 5 =-.

  • Squidoo Lens October 6, 2009, 2:25 am

    Amazing to see that Microsoft huge investment is going in vein …
    .-= Squidoo Lens´s last blog ..Starting out as a writer =-.

  • @ Free Acai Berry October 6, 2009, 11:11 am

    This is inevitable and will continue month after month. Even if they merge, chances are they will never have the market share. Unfortunately, Google is an unbeatable force and this is something we have to learn to live with.
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  • Stock Broker Rankings October 6, 2009, 1:03 pm

    How can they not loose? I’m yet to get a single visitor from any of these sites. Googles rules because it’s much better.
    .-= Stock Broker Rankings´s last blog ..Added six new investing tips. =-.

  • Lee Ka Hoong October 6, 2009, 8:03 pm

    Seems that Google is unbeatable in search market, so it’s better for us to optimize for Google.. lol! Bing & Yahoo is going to waste their huge investment in the search market..

  • Brochure Printing October 6, 2009, 8:18 pm

    Oh, it seems like Google is starting to fight back. I think Yahoo recently had a tie-up with Microsoft. It’ll be bad news if Google will continue to rise against both Yahoo and Microsoft. This match is definitely something to watch out for. 😀

  • Dataflurry October 6, 2009, 10:27 pm

    Wow, I am a big proponent of Google, so this makes me happy. These other search engines simply can’t compete. They don’t have anything unique to offer, and Google has done almost everything right.

    • Seaward October 6, 2009, 11:08 pm

      You are right my friend it’s not easy to compete with Google. I am also very happy to know about this.

  • Cincinnati Web Design October 8, 2009, 9:39 am

    Bing and Yahoo will not catch up to Google anytime soon. For driving traffic their search engines are hardly relevant. I do like the competition in the search engine field though because it drives competition and innovation!

  • Rohit@Tech-Freak Stuff October 9, 2009, 7:06 am

    I never thought the emergence of Bing will hit Yahoo so hard! Since, Bing has joined the Race, Yahoo is loosing its market share steadily even though bing is not growing at the same race. Google is making merry!
    .-= Rohit@Tech-Freak Stuff´s last blog ..Did your Wordpress Blog ever go Blank? Not yet? But, It can happen with you too, So be prepared for it! =-.

  • Davits October 12, 2009, 5:53 am

    I think it’s very huge difference of Google, Yahoo and Bing market share. Google is really best search engine.

  • Ste@In Car Sat Nav October 24, 2009, 9:17 am

    Google grew over 2%, quite an improvement but not imo unexpected. Google still is the best SE in terms of user experience. The only thing Bing has got on google is the pretty pictures!
    .-= Ste@In Car Sat Nav´s last blog ..Helvellyn (Sticks Pass and Grisedale Route) =-.

  • Sell Property Fast November 9, 2009, 12:18 am

    It’s really amazing to see the figures of market shares in October, I don’t think that Yahoo and Bing can beat Google in term of traffic or marketshare!

  • renantech January 13, 2010, 9:54 pm

    google is also the best search engine for me..
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  • Amie@National Association of Professional Women March 28, 2010, 7:00 am

    Thank you for posting this information. I’ve been searching for this everywhere. It shows that Google is the number one and most used search engine around the globe.

  • Sell Property Fast July 16, 2010, 8:34 am

    Nowadays, Google is known as the very common search engine and I can’t reject that it has big help in us.