StatCounter: Bing Bigger Than Yahoo Globally; Still a Blip vs. Google

Bing overtook Yahoo globally for the first time in January, and further expanded its lead in February, StatCounter announced today.

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While Bing hit 4.37 percent and Yahoo dropped to 3.93 percent, Google still dominates worldwide with 89.94 percent of the search engine market share, the web analytics company reported. Google dipped below 90 percent globally for the first time since August 2009.

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In the U.S., Yahoo is clinging to its lead on Bing (9.74 vs. 9.03 percent), well behind Google's 79.63 percent.

Bing powers Yahoo search in the U.S. Canada, Australia, Brazil and Mexico.

StatCounter's stats are based on data collected from more than 15 billion page views per month and more than 3 million websites.

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Danny Goodwin formerly was Associate Editor of Search Engine Watch, where he also covered the latest search marketing and industry news. He joined Incisive Media in October 2007, in charge of copy editing columns that appeared on both Search Engine Watch and ClickZ. Prior to a life in the search industry, he worked in the journalism field, working in numerous newsroom positions, before later working as a freelance copy editor.