Hot At Sphinn: Google’s True Market Share, Blogging Tools & More

sphinn-logoDoes Google really only have about 65% to 70% of the US search market? Or is it really more like other countries where Google’s market share is closer to 90%?

That was the topic of our “Discussion of the Week” last week on Sphinn, which asked What do you think Google’s U.S. market share really is? Reporting agencies like comScore and Experian Hitwise consistently put Google’s US market share at about 65-70%, with Bing/Yahoo picking up most of what’s left. But most commenters believe Google’s share is higher than that. There was no single comment that stands out this week as a favorite, but the general consensus in that discussion is that Google’s US market share is probably between 80-90% of all searches.

What do you think? It’s not too late to read the conversation and share your thoughts, too.

Elsewhere on Sphinn, an article that shares a comprehensive list of blogging tools was the most popular story last week among Twitter users. Read on for the full recap of last week’s activity on Sphinn.

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Hot On Sphinn: July 25 to July 31, 2011

This is the latest in a weekly look at the stories that were “hot” on Sphinn in the past week. We’ll post these recaps every week.

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