Yahoo will be disappointed and Google alarmed! But for all you Bing lovers and Microsoft, here’s a piece of good news.
According to StatCounter Global Stats (an Internet research firm that tracks page loads) Bing has surpassed Yahoo search in its very first week! This brings Bing in the market with a bang at number 2 slot on the list of top search engines worldwide.
As per the reports, here are some recent stats:
In the US:
- Bing exceeds Yahoo with 16.28 % of the market
- Yahoo drops to the third place with 10.22 %
- Google still dominates the U.S. search market with 71.47 %,
- Bing has taken a smaller lead over Yahoo at 5.62 %
- Yahoo holds 5.13 % of the market
- Google stands strong with 87.62 % of the market
Aodhan Cullen, chief executive of StatCounter says:
“It is big news and is a big change… Bing just came on a few days ago and has taken the number-two slot both in the U.S. and worldwide.”
Bing exceeds expectations!
Microsoft was expecting to see Bing at the second position in the search engine market within five years. This means Bing has greatly exceeded expectations so far, and Microsoft should be immensely happy with their product and marketing and advertising strategies.
Can Bing hold on to the #2 slot?
Microsoft says that if Bing can manage to sustain the number-two slot, then they would successful achieve its goal four years earlier than expected. At this time, Bing would not be looking to compete against the dominant search player – Google for obvious reasons. Google has more than 80 % of the market worldwide and more than 70 % in the U.S.
Bing has some powerful features and is being handsomely marketed worldwide. Microsoft will be spending some $100 million on worldwide ad campaigning to promote Bing.
It looks like a possibility that Bing might just hold on to this position from here on!
At least I hope it does… I am slowly beginning to become a Bing fan! 🙂
(Source: StatCounter Global Stats)