Compete.com has weighed in with its US search engine market share statistics, and the results mirror what others have been reporting in recent months: small, slow losses in Google’s market share, and correspondingly slow gains for Bing.
According to Compete’s research, Google-powered search (which includes both Google and AOL) had 68.3% of the US market in August, down from 69% in July. Bing-powered search — Bing and Yahoo combined — held 31.7% of the market in August, up from 31% in July.
Compete’s chart also shows continued rises in search activity, with overall query volume up 17.6% over the past 12 months.
Compete’s market share stats mirror what comScore and Experian Hitwise have been reporting in recent months. See the related articles below for more background.