But that news may be a little one-sided. TechCrunch reports on comScore’s global search numbers—and it’s not all roses for Bing. Their global numbers are actually slightly down since their launch in June.
(Christa Quarles at Thomas Weisel Partners, via TechCrunch)
Microsoft’s numbers are holding pretty steady, though—hovering around 3%. June, the month they launched Bing, actually showed 7% growth over May—but a 3% drop in July.
The really alarming trend, however, is in Yahoo’s global numbers. In the five months shown on this chart, their market share falls steadily, showing a 10% drop. (Google, meanwhile, sees 6% growth, or an increase of over 4 percentage points.)
The international numbers (non US, I guess?) show similar trends: Microsoft was up slightly until July, but its numbers are hovering around the same level. Since February, they show 10% net growth. Yahoo shows a steady fall until July (where they’re up by 0.2 percentage points), with 5.6% net “negative growth.” Google continues to grow, here by almost 5 percentage points, or 7% growth.
What do you think—is this news worse for Microsoft or Yahoo? Will their deal be enough to forestall Google’s global domination?