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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."

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  • apache_lives
    I never stopped using google
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  • 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
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  • hellscook
    I'd just like a search engine that turns up relevant results again. Every time I search Google, I get news results. Outdated ones at that. Seems they need to pay more attention to their bread and butter.
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  • dman3k
    It's not Bing is loosing, it's that there are more Android phones around.
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  • deltatux
    Used Bing once, not any different than Google. Never had an issue with Google, so I stick to it as my search engine of choice.
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  • matt_b
    I personally try to mix it up a bit and use something other than Google just so they stay in check and don't become an obscene monopoly (like they pretty much aren't already). I have used Bing and it is alright, but the kudos go to the cashback program associated with them. It's ingenious in the fact that you can get money back on things you already need to buy in the first place. What's even beeter is when you hit up the right search words and get 10, 15, or even 25% back on items. If it wasn't for this, i'd say that I probably wouldn't use the search engine. So they have my support as long as they continue the program!
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  • ssalim
    Go google!
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  • hpapanto
    Matt_BI personally try to mix it up a bit and use something other than Google just so they stay in check and don't become an obscene monopoly (like they pretty much aren't already). I have used Bing and it is alright, but the kudos go to the cashback program associated with them. It's ingenious in the fact that you can get money back on things you already need to buy in the first place. What's even beeter is when you hit up the right search words and get 10, 15, or even 25% back on items. If it wasn't for this, i'd say that I probably wouldn't use the search engine. So they have my support as long as they continue the program!i suppose you use Linux so Microsoft stays in check and Windows is not an obscene monopoly ;) this is good news indeed...
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  • Major7up
    I tried out Bing but was not impressed and returned to others. I suspect that others have done teh same.
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