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Google’s Search Share Increases, Bing And Yahoo’s Don’t Google’s Search Share Increases, Bing And Yahoo’s Don’t
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The latest report from Hitwise concerning search volume shows Google still dominates search. Surprise, surprise. In other news, water is still wet and grass is still green. Flippancy aside, Google is dominating search with such a lead, it’s akin to …

Why Bing May Be on the Road to Incredible Growth
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Microsoft has spent a lot of money promoting Bing since its launch, and Bing’s usage has grown by millions of people since then, but it still has a long way to go to reach the top of the search market share mountain. Google is still sitting comfortably atop that mountain of course, but Google doesn’t really have to lose for Bing to win. Microsoft has been putting things in motion that have the potential to increase Bing usage by an enormous amount.

Bing/Google Overlap Steady After launch
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WebProNews received some interesting data from Compete, looking at how searchers are using Bing, with regards to how this use overlaps with the use of other search engines.

More Bing Numbers Than You Can Shake a Stick At
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Microsoft has not been in the spotlight this much for its offerings in search for quite some time. Whether or not you think Bing is a legitimate contender in the battle for search market share, you can rest assured that all eyes are upon it.

A number of research agencies have revealed new stats reflecting the interest level in Bing. So here is something of a round up of this data.

The Hitwise Numbers

Report: Bing Replaces Yahoo as Number 2
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Research reported by StatCounter says that Microsoft’s new Bing search engine has taken over Yahoo for the second place slot in search market share. Clearly, it’s getting a lot of attention since it just launched, so let’s keep this in context.

How Much Demand Is There for Open Search?

Yahoo’s Build your Own Search Service, otherwise known as "BOSS," is described by Yahoo as "a truly open API with as few rules and limitations as possible. It is designed to allow developers to build search solutions that "can compete head-to-head with the principals in the search industry."

Yahoo’s Openness To Search
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Yahoo announced that they have integrated a couple of applications from their SearchMonkey project into everyday search results for users of the Yahoo search engine. The two integrated apps are from Citysearch and Zagat, which Yahoo intends to use for improved local search results along with Yelp and its own Yahoo Local results.

Compete: Live Search Not So Lively

While Google continued to zoom along in the US search engine market, MSN/Live Search’s downturn ran counter to analysis site Compete.com’s prediction last month.