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Microsoft's Bing Gains from Google's January Dip

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Google slips just a little.

Search engine rankings are never really all that surprising. Google is always first, Yahoo! is always second and Bing comes in third every month, without fail. Sometimes Yahoo! or Bing will rise or fall just a little bit and one will benefit from the other's loss, but it's never a massive drop.

January's rankings were no different. Google came first, Yahoo! came second and Microsoft came third, experiencing a slight gain over the previous month. However, in a most unusual turn of events Microsoft has Google to thank for Bing's gain this month.

According to ComScore (via CNet), Google's dominant share of the search market slipped by 0.3 percentage points to 65.4 percent of all searches conducted in the U.S.  As a result, Bing increased by 0.6 percentage points to 11.3 percent of all searches. Yahoo! lost another 0.3 percent, dropping to 17 percent of all searches.

Microsoft Bing has experienced almost consistent growth since it launched last May, rising from 8.4 percent in June to its current 11.3 percent.

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    ionut19 , February 12, 2010 7:12 PM
    Microsoft's Bing Gains from Google's January Dip

    It should sound like this: Microsoft's Bing Gains from Google and Yahoo's January Dip !
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    Kapoue , February 12, 2010 7:43 PM
    comScore, like Alexia, uses a tracking software that most of us would call spyware. Therefore, comScore represents trends in the population that installs spywares (ie. noobs).

    New headline suggested : Bing gains market share among Spyware-happy noobs
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    ionut19 , February 12, 2010 7:12 PM
    Microsoft's Bing Gains from Google's January Dip

    It should sound like this: Microsoft's Bing Gains from Google and Yahoo's January Dip !
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    redplanet , February 12, 2010 7:21 PM
    bing is good for quick pr0n
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    uh_no , February 12, 2010 7:36 PM
    so google and yahoo each dropped .3, but microsoft only gained from google's drop apprently....i am never unamazed at the inanity of the articles posted here some time
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    totheshed , February 12, 2010 7:38 PM
    BING SUCKS
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    Kapoue , February 12, 2010 7:43 PM
    comScore, like Alexia, uses a tracking software that most of us would call spyware. Therefore, comScore represents trends in the population that installs spywares (ie. noobs).

    New headline suggested : Bing gains market share among Spyware-happy noobs
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    sliem , February 12, 2010 7:56 PM
    I wouldn't say Bing sucks... however google is stapled and it'll be stapled for a long time to come.
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    enzo matrix , February 12, 2010 8:19 PM
    I'm surprised it hasn't increased more considering it is the default search engine on every new windows shipped.
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    ethanolson , February 12, 2010 8:23 PM
    I switched to Bing. I also believe that Bing powers Yahoo! to a certain degree, so what's their real share? Probably higher.
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    TheDuke , February 12, 2010 8:29 PM
    switched to bing last week
    I'm pretty happy especially after turning off the safe search
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    Stryter , February 12, 2010 9:58 PM
    I must admit, bing does have some nice features that makes finding info a little easier. I like the website previews and the traffic info on the maps. Bing does everything I need it to do, of course so does google. I guess im too lazy to change my default engine back to google. :\ oh well.
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    mayne92 , February 12, 2010 10:07 PM
    kapouecomScore, like Alexia, uses a tracking software that most of us would call spyware. Therefore, comScore represents trends in the population that installs spywares (ie. noobs).New headline suggested : Bing gains market share among Spyware-happy noobs

    Of course there are big money to be made on infecting us with spyware and tracking the shit out of us ;-)
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    JohnnyLucky , February 12, 2010 11:09 PM
    I tried BING using several different settings. Didn't really care for it.
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    cknobman , February 13, 2010 12:50 AM
    bing is great, best pron searching engine out there!!!!!
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    coldmast , February 13, 2010 2:13 AM
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    randomizer , February 13, 2010 4:13 AM
    Bing has got better recently. Last time I tried searching for "255.255.255.255" (just for testing purposes) I got something about hotels. Now it actually provides some relevant results. Google is still outdoing it by a little when it comes to relevance though.
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    eddieroolz , February 13, 2010 4:18 AM
    Bing is better than Google in so many ways. Privacy alone is enough to make me love Bing.

    P.S. LOL @ a Google fanboy going around negative rating everyone.
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    beachbod , February 14, 2010 1:11 AM
    Probably has something to do with the change a month ago to the fade in homepage.

    I for one dont like it.
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    buwish , February 14, 2010 3:45 AM
    Regardless of gains, it's going to be awhile before Google comes even close to being supplanted.
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    manwell999 , February 15, 2010 9:39 AM
    I wonder if the porn sites love or hate Bing's video laundering?