There’s been a lot of discussion out there about the spike seen from Live this month. As I said in the original post, this only matters if Microsoft can turn this traffic into actual search users. I was curious to see what the numbers would look like if I eliminated the searches originating from the Live Search Club, and this is what I got for the market share:
And the market share trends:
As you can see, Live still had a strong month and still (barely) has positive year-over-year growth.
If you haven’t already seen it, check out the full June Search Share post.