Bing Falls for the First Time Since Launch

New numbers from StatCounter show that rather than continuing its trend of acquiring more market share at the expense of competitors Google and Yahoo!, Bing fell by 1.1 percent (bringing the decision making engine down from 9.64 percent to 8.51 percent) while Google rose two full percentage points, moving to 80.08 percent, up from the 77.83 percent it had in August. Yahoo! also declined, moving to 9.40 percent from 10.50 percent.

This is rough news in itself, however the fact that its Bing's first decline since it launched in May.

"The trend has been downwards for Bing since mid August," commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. "The wheels haven't fallen off but the underlying trend must be a little worrying for Microsoft."

Read more from StatCounter.

 

 

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  • apache_lives
    I never stopped using google
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  • JMcEntegart
    excalibur1814I cannot recall reading an article that stated 'Bing market share rises again' etc. Shame. Suppose Negative MS press wins.


    Very strange. Links below will take you to three THG stories based on Bing's positive growth over the last three months.

    Microsoft Bing is Growing, ComScore Reports

    Microsoft Claims Bing's First Month Was Great

    Bing Cuts Itself a 10% Slice of the Search Pie
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  • apache_lives
    I never stopped using google
    17
  • hellwig
    excalibur1814I cannot recall reading an article that stated 'Bing market share rises again' etc. Shame. Suppose Negative MS press wins.

    I don't suppose you didn't read anything previously about Bing. If you notice, the release of Bing in July meant an increase in search, which most definitely was reported. Bing sat mostly stagnant in August (did you want an article about that?) but then lost all that Bing momentum in September. You want the article titled "Bing increases Microsoft's share of internet search", not "Bing increases infinity percent of search over previously non-existent Bing".

    That said, same happened with Chrome (the browser). It got a big jump, then people stopped caring and went back to what they always used. Same with Bing, it had a lot of hype, some commercials, and now no one cares. I think search companies seriously underestimate the individuals ability to find what they want on the internet. I don't need every site that matches my query, just one thats good enough). "Decision engines" like bing are nice, but not necessary for everyday use.
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  • JMcEntegart
    excalibur1814I cannot recall reading an article that stated 'Bing market share rises again' etc. Shame. Suppose Negative MS press wins.


    Very strange. Links below will take you to three THG stories based on Bing's positive growth over the last three months.

    Microsoft Bing is Growing, ComScore Reports

    Microsoft Claims Bing's First Month Was Great

    Bing Cuts Itself a 10% Slice of the Search Pie
    10