Bing Gains In UK, But Makes Little Ground On Google

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Bing has nearly doubled Microsoft’s UK search share in the last year – but it’s not taking anything significant from Google (NSDQ: GOOG), which it still trails by a large margin, according to Hitwise…

Bing now has 4.39 percent of UK searches – up from 2.96 percent a year ago. But Hitwise stats show Google still with an overwhelming share of 90+ percent.

Googe’s UK share is largely unchanged – instead, Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) has been taking share from Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO), Ask and others.

Compare that with the U.S., where Google’s share has slid from 66.7 percent to 64.4 percent just between this February and April, as Bing grew from 14.3 percent to 15.7 percent.

Here is how the UK search landscape looks…

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If these sites are really accessing Apple’s databases, you can bet they’re going to get sued out of existence. Also, I can’t imagine Apple would allow the phones to continue to be unlocked once they find out which phones were unlocked with this method. Wouldn’t it be easier to find a hole in iTunes to have it spoof an IMEI number of an unlocked phone? I suppose these numbers would eventually get blacklisted but I’m sure there’s plenty of hackers out there that can keep putting out numbers to use.

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It’s simply market cycles. For Google Search, read ‘Microsoft Internet Explorer’, or ‘Nokia Mobile Phones’. You can’t expect the number one for dominate in eternity. Google have had a good run for their money, but they’ve recognised they won’t stay top dog for ever; Android is their next big move.

Leslie Bunder

Any idea of what the “other” are? Even though it must a a very small number, it will be fascinating to see who is in there. For example, Lycos and Excite, how they now compare.

Matthew Green

Not sure exactly. Would guess those two you mentioned as well as aggreagator sites. Foreign sites must also play a part (Yandex, Baidu etc). Finally, would sites like AOL which use Google also count?

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