• spaggie

    You know when a site carries the Bing Search as it’s site search, to deliver onsite reults

    And you know that behind the site results for any site search a user makes there’s a second ‘hidden’ DIV which requests the same search from Bing web results

    Even if the user doesn’t look at it

    And you know Google has a go at crawling these results so it generates multiple PV’s

    is hitwise measuring that and apportioning it to Bing Powered

    because it’s shady

  • http://www.gravytrain.co.uk Matthew Read

    Good news for Bing I suppose but still just a drop in the ocean. Perhaps they will gain a little more if Google cannot re negotiate its deal with Twitter as Bing has already secured the feed for a few more years.

  • http://www.rimmkaufman.com George Michie

    At the end of the day it’s not about traffic, it’s about monetizing that traffic. To date, Google has done this better than anyone by far. Across our base, the Bing Yahoo combo has lost share steadily.

  • http://www.dailymorningcoffee.com DMC

    This comes as no surprise to me, BING and YAHOO together will take away a major chunk of the search engine market, Google will just stay back looking helpless for sure.

  • SL

    Google’s attention is not on search anymore but to increase its online presence everywhere esp. in mobile and it is taking on Apple. No wonder its search quality is deteriorating and Bing’s quality is better than Google. It is all the same game, they put their chips where their competitor is, for Google, it is Apple and for MSFT it is Google.

  • http://tumbleweedmarketinganalytics.com/ TMA

    Bing’s poor performance is expected. In fact, Yahoo!’s recent firing of Carol Bartz provides further evidence that neither Microsoft nor Yahoo! made the right move to compete with Google on Search. As I’ve written on my Tumbleweed Marketing Analytics blog lately, Yahoo!’s core strength is content verticals. This gives it an advantage versus Google, Facebook and Microsoft – but it just has not been leveraging it. And Microsoft’s core strength has always been creating ways by which people can be more productive (Office) and active (XBox). Perhaps this is why it has also done so poorly in the mobile space. Neither Microsoft nor Yahoo! have any business competing in the Search space. However, Google is getting a little away from its core competency as well. This is not mentioned since the company is still doing well.

  • http://europeforvisitors.com Durant Imboden

    Let’s not forget that the U.S. is a small part of the global search market. Outside the U.S. (and, to a lesser degree, the UK), who’s even heard of Bing?

    We also need to remember that Microsoft has bought much of it search growth by spending millions and millions of dollars on advertising.

    I’m all for competition in the search business, but Google is still the 800-pound gorilla, and Binghoo is still a chimpanzee.

  • http://wmpoweruser.com/ W.M.

    By my calculations, each percent Google loses in USA costs them 250 million dollars, so they are more than a billion and a half down from where they would have been if they still had 71% of the market.


    Google still earns 45% of their revenue in USA, so losses here can really hurt them. Maybe they should concentrate on shoring up their search product instead of trying to kill Microsoft with Chomebooks.

  • http://europeforvisitors.com Durant Imboden

    In the last year, Google has introduced a new “Caffeine” infrastructure and a new “Panda” algorithm. Whether you like the results or not (and I’d say the results are mixed, so far), it’s hard to make a convincing argument that Google hasn’t been investing plenty of time and money in search.

  • http://wefollow.com/SuzSaver Suzanne Sholer

    An additional large amount of Bing’s search traffic could also be directly attributed to Facebook users, Bing powered web-search results are displayed with Facebook searches, leading users of one of the world’s largest social media sites, to use Bing.

  • TimmyTime

    Durant Imboden,
    sorry but you are a Google fanboy and that clouds your judgment. You are seeing numbers and still not believing them.

    Bing buys traffic? You mean like Google with AOL, Firefox, Adobe acrobat, Chrome. etc?

    Yes google has made several search changes, but to help them make more money, not to improve search quality.

  • http://www.submitinme.com SFI

    I don’t think so, the statistics may be wrong coz we come up on top of BING/Yahoo for several keywords and there is a very minimal traffic from those two according to the Google Analytics (Or is analytics ignoring that) . Infact the traffic is lowered for a site which still ranks good in Yahoo and Bing