Google stays strong as Yahoo slips in search market

Google had a good month in September, with its search share gaining and rivals Yahoo and Microsoft Bing taking a hit.

Google, the dominant search leader , grabbed 72.15 per cent of all U.S. searches in the four weeks ending 2 October, according to Hitwise, an online traffic monitor. That’s up slightly from 71.59 per cent in August .

Microsoft Bing, which is Google ‘s biggest rival, didn’t have such a great month in September, though.

Hitwise reported Friday that Bing-powered search sites received 23.64 per cent of U.S. searches for the month, with Yahoo grabbing 13.54 per cent and Bing itself pulling in 10.10 per cent. Bing-powered search sites are down two per cent overall, while Yahoo is down five per cent. Bing itself went up two per cent.

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