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July 2012 US Search Market Share Report: Bing grows, Google down. AOL and Yahoo! remain flat

The recent share trends between the two largest search engines continued this month. Google’s share declined by 0.2ppts from June to July, while Bing picked up that share. Both Yahoo!’s and AOL’s share remained flat M-O-M. Google Powered now represents 66% of the market and Bing Powered has over a third of the US web search market at 34%. When looking at Y-O-Y query volumes, Google’s core search query volume

June 2012 US Search Market Share Report: Bing grows, Google down, continues trend seen over last 12 months

There were smaller changes in market share this month, with overall query volume slowing down for the first month of summer. Google’s share declined by 0.2ppts from May to June, while Bing and AOL each picked up 0.1ppt in their share. Yahoo!’s share remained flat M-O-M. Google Powered now represents 66.2% of the market and Bing Powered has over a third of the US web search market at 33.8%. Bing’s

Google Panda 2.2: Weeding Out More Content Farms and Scrapers

Thanks to a recent update earlier this year to search giant Google’s ranking factors, the web will hopefully soon be devoid of the giant content farms and scrapers that have plagued search results in recent years. Part 2.2 of the Panda update went live in mid-June as Google confirmed last week, so users should continue to see improved search results. One of the most important aspects of this particular update

The Sweet Smell of Sunscreen

I can always tell summer is coming by the way New York City smells.  There is nothing quite like ‘eau de Hot NY’ – walking outside you are immediately hit with top notes of black garbage bags soaking up summer heat and stagnant disease-festering water that evolves in the subway to expose a ripe middle of sweaty bodies and unwashed feet.  As your nose becomes accustomed to this assault however,

March 2011 Search Market Share Report

Search activity picked up in March, with a 9.2% MOM increase in total query volume across the engines and all 5 engines experiencing query volume growth. Bing continues to gain share of the market, capturing 17.5% of web queries in March.  Among the top 3 engines, it experienced the highest MOM query volume increase of 12.6%. Yahoo! also gained 0.3ppts in share this month, bringing the total share of Bing

February 2011 Search Market Share Report

With fewer days in February, search query volume across the 5 engines was down nearly 12% MOM. The trend for search market share continues with Google losing incremental share (-0.7ppt), while Bing continues to gain share (+1.0ppt). All engines except Bing experienced a decline in unique visitors in February, with Bing seeing a 7.6% increase in UVs MOM. Bing Powered engines (Yahoo! and Bing) continued to increase its share of

November Search Market Share Update: Not quite the usual story

November is an odd time of the year.  In much of the US it’s starting to get cold and dreary, there tends to be more rain at least in the New England area, and the real cold weather is right around the corner.  November brought us odd times in search as well, with Halloween costume decisions far behind and no need to search for the Turkey recipe since mom always