Posted October 29, 2008 10:10 am by with 6 comments

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Some good news for Yahoo! It’s share of US searches in September reached 20.2%–up from 19.6% in August.

Bad news for Google. It’s share dropped a massive 0.1% from 63% to just 62.9%–that should freak out the Wall Street boys.

The good news for everyone? The data comes from comScore, which means that it probably has a treasure chest of excuses ready–in the event this all just one big rounding error.

PS. Please don’t panic about the Google drop, it has been known to happen before. 😉

PPS. If you care about Microsoft, you can check out whether it gained or lost, here.


  • GoScript

    Who wanna bet Jerry Yang is unaware of the rise? :)

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  • Nick Stamoulis

    I never thought I would see the day when Google started to loose its grip. Lets just wait and see how accurate the numbers really are.

  • Saad Kamal

    Who cares about Microsoft’s share. Their Search Sucks! Their own employees don’t use Live Search (when they are at home).

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  • GoScript

    Saad, this remembers me when I used to have a hotmail account and was unable to login.
    I contacted them for support and explained what the error was. One week after I received their answer starting like this:
    “Hello, after doing a quick research on Google for this error message…” :))

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  • Nicole Price

    For once the photograph on the top left of your post reflects the mood of the post. I am laughing!

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  • Xbox

    0.1 is pretty huge when you talk the amount that google has