Bing overtakes Yahoo! To become second globally

According to web analytics firm, Statcounter, Microsoft’s Bing search engine overtook Yahoo! for the first time worldwide in January and increased its lead in February.

Statcounter finds that globally Bing reached 4.37% market share in February ahead of Yahoo! at 3.93%. Both trail far behind the leader Google's 89.94% of the global search engine market.

Search market picture in the United States:

Yahoo! at 9.74% still retains its lead over Bing at 9.03%. Google's share in the US is 79.63%, much lower than what it commands globally.

Statcounter, finds Bing overtaking Yahoo! globally, even on a monthly basis; an important development. But the analytic firm feels that although Google's search market share dipped below 90 percent mark in February worldwide for the first time since August 2009 it shows little sign of losing its global dominance any time soon. --------

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