In the first five days of its search alliance, Bing and Yahoo combined to hold just under 25% of the search engine market share. That’s according to an Experian Hitwise release just out this afternoon.
Yahoo and Bing announced that the transition to using Bing-powered organic results on Yahoo was completed on August 24th. According to today’s Experian Hitwise stats, Bing and Yahoo combined to hold 24.56% market share for the week that ended on August 28th — reflecting five days of combined search results. Individually for those five days, Yahoo held 14.32% and Bing 10.24% of all U.S. searches.
Overall for the month of August, Hitwise reports little change from the previous month. The full month’s market share is shown on the chart below.