StatCounter a web analytics company claims that Microsoft’s Bing search engine is now ranked second among the search engines worldwide(in terms of market share), one spot behind the ever so dominant Google. The numbers are quite interesting.
Google’s total market share last month was 89.94% with Bing at second place with 4.37% followed by Yahoo at 3.93%. Though Google has seen a minor fall in its market share since August 09 (before which its share was above 90%), its competitors still have a lot to make up.
It must be noted that, even though Bing has a slender advantage over Yahoo worldwide, it doesn’t really benefit from Yahoo’s loss in market share in certain parts of the world, since Bing powers Yahoo’s search results in some countries like Brazil, Australia, Canada and the US. In the US, Yahoo still has a slight advantage over Bing, with 9.74% of the market share compared to Bing’s 9.03%.
Microsoft have been endlessly funding Bing with a goal to overthrow Google as the number one search engine, but it doesn’t seem likely considering the dominance Google has over Bing and Yahoo.