Google and Bing gain as Yahoo! slips in search

Apr 13, 2011
Google and Bing gained ground in the US Internet search market in March at the expense of Ask, AOL, and Yahoo!, according to figures released Wednesday by industry tracker comScore.

Google and Bing gained ground in the US Internet search market in March at the expense of Ask, AOL, and Yahoo!, according to figures released Wednesday by industry tracker comScore.

Google continued to be the prime tool used to seek online information, handling 65.7 percent of "explicit" queries as compared to 65.4 percent the previous month, comScore reported.

! websites remained the second most popular place for Internet searches, but its portion of queries slid 0.4 percent in the month to 15.7 percent, according to comScore.

The number of online searches done using Microsoft's Bing service rose 0.3 percent to 13.9 when compared to February.

Since Bing powers at Yahoo! websites, the engine actually accounted for 29.6 percent of US queries in what was seen as positive momentum for in the market.

Ask and AOL saw their search shares drop a tenth of a percent each to 3.1 and 1.6 respectively, according to comScore.

More than 16.9 billion "explicit core searches" were conducted in March, with tending to 11.1 of them, comScore reported.

Explicit searches were described as people seeking online information they clearly intended to interact with.

Explore further: Brazil enacts Internet 'Bill of Rights'

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Yahoo! increases US search share, Bing up again

May 11, 2010

Yahoo! increased its share of the US search market by nearly a percentage point in April and Microsoft's new search engine Bing also recorded a slight gain, online tracking firm comScore said Tuesday.

Microsoft tops Yahoo! in search in August: Nielsen

Sep 14, 2010

Microsoft's Bing and other Internet search services overtook Yahoo! for the first time to become the number two search engine in the United States in August, The Nielsen Co. said Tuesday.

Recommended for you

Brazil enacts Internet 'Bill of Rights'

18 hours ago

Brazil's president signed into law on Wednesday a "Bill of Rights" for the digital age that aims to protect online privacy and promote the Internet as a public utility by barring telecommunications companies ...

User comments : 0

More news stories

Genetic code of the deadly tsetse fly unraveled

Mining the genome of the disease-transmitting tsetse fly, researchers have revealed the genetic adaptions that allow it to have such unique biology and transmit disease to both humans and animals.

Ocean microbes display remarkable genetic diversity

The smallest, most abundant marine microbe, Prochlorococcus, is a photosynthetic bacteria species essential to the marine ecosystem. An estimated billion billion billion of the single-cell creatures live i ...