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Bing Overtakes Yahoo Globally for First Time March 1, 2011

Posted by Randy Tyler in General.
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According to StatCounter, the Bing search engine overtook Yahoo Search for the first time worldwide in January and increased its lead in February 2011. Its research arm StatCounter Global Stats found that globally Bing reached 4.37% in February ahead of Yahoo! at 3.93%. Both trail far behind Google’s 89.94% of the global search engine market.

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%. In July 2009 Microsoft announced an agreement whereby Bing would power the Yahoo! search technology. This has been implemented in the US, Canada, Australia, Brazil and Mexico.

Question: How representative are StatCounter’s findings (considering, for example, StatCounter is a free online visitor stats tool and thus a self-selection derived sample)?

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