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BizReport : Search Marketing : August 13, 2009

Nielsen: Bing still showing growth

When it comes to search, there is little change month to month, but the little changes are beginning to add up. At least a little. According to the latest report from Nielsen Online Google still leads the search pack with nearly 65% share of searches. However, newcomer Bing continues to show strong growth.

by Kristina Knight

Here is the breakdown: Google leads with a 64.8% share (3% increase over June), Yahoo is next with a 17% share (11% increase) and then Bing with a 9% search share (8% increase). Rounding out the top five are AOL (3% share) and (1% share).

Googlers conducted 6.8 billion searches while Bingers conducted nearly 10 million. Although that is a very large difference, we must keep repeating that Bing only launched a few weeks prior to June and already it is in the top 3; being a part of Microsoft is part of the rapid growth, but consumers are coming back to the engine.

In a related report search advertising network Chitika found that Bing could be outperforming Google when it comes to searches. Researchers found that consumers using Bing were 55% more likely to click organic search listings that they were to click on Google's organic listings.

Tags: Bing, Google, Nielsen Online, search marketing, Yahoo

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