Microsoft Lowers Search Growth Expectations

Microsoft ‘not happy’ with search results at reports that Microsoft has lowered their expectations for growth of their search sales in the first two quarters of this year. Microsoft lowered those expectations from as high as 11 percent to as low as 3 percent growth. Microsoft CFO, Chris Liddell, said that Microsoft is “clearly not happy with” losing market share, but he explains that Microsoft is taking “long-term view of this business.”

Postscript: Just want to clarify, that Microsoft’s CFO basically confirmed ComScore’s numbers with his statement. You can learn more about ComScore’s statistics in Danny’s post last week named comScore: Google Wins Again & IE7 Doesn’t Stop Microsoft’s Slide.

Postscript 2: Microsoft hurt by poor Live branding, analysts say by Ellinor Mills, suggests that it is a branding issue. Very possible, but it can be one of many issues. Danny and I frequently mock the “Microsoft Windows Live MSN Search…” names they have.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Microsoft: Bing


About The Author: is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

Connect with the author via: Email | Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn


Get all the top search stories emailed daily!  


Other ways to share:

Read before commenting! We welcome constructive comments and allow any that meet our common sense criteria. This means being respectful and polite to others. It means providing helpful information that contributes to a story or discussion. It means leaving links only that substantially add further to a discussion. Comments using foul language, being disrespectful to others or otherwise violating what we believe are common sense standards of discussion will be deleted. Comments may also be removed if they are posted from anonymous accounts. You can read more about our comments policy here.
  • pref reports and Microsoft hase some bumbs in the road, from boath sides involved.

Get Our News, Everywhere!

Daily Email:

Follow Search Engine Land on Twitter @sengineland Like Search Engine Land on Facebook Follow Search Engine Land on Google+ Get the Search Engine Land Feed Connect with Search Engine Land on LinkedIn Check out our Tumblr! See us on Pinterest


Click to watch SMX conference video

Join us at one of our SMX or MarTech events:

United States


Australia & China

Learn more about: SMX | MarTech

Free Daily Search News Recap!

SearchCap is a once-per-day newsletter update - sign up below and get the news delivered to you!



Search Engine Land Periodic Table of SEO Success Factors

Get Your Copy
Read The Full SEO Guide