Bing Replaces Yahoo! as Number Two Search Engine
Microsoft Bing reached a major milestone for usage in August, the same month it officially became the technology which powers the Yahoo! search engine. According to PC Magazine, the latest statistics from The Nielsen Company show that Bing surpassed Yahoo! for the first time in August to become the second most-used search engine in the United States.
Bing represented 13.9 percent of all domestic Internet searches in August, placing it ahead of Yahoo!’s 13.1 percent. Bing still is a distant second to industry leader Google, which represented a whopping 65.1 percent of all American Internet searches in August. However, the combined number of user-generated searches performed by Bing and Yahoo! in August would be 26 percent, according to a Nielsen blog post.
Bing is also showing tremendous growth. According to Nielsen, while Google’s searches have grown by just one percent in the United States since August 2009, searches on Bing in the same time frame have risen by 30 percent.
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