Yahoo!’s search engine market share continues to be on the rise. Yahoo! is standing at 10.05% search engine market share, an increase of 3.98% since 2014. For the past 6 months, Bing’s search engine market share has been increasing and is now standing at 10.80%. Google, on the other hand, with 66.74% market share, experienced a decrease of 3.49% since July 2015 and 0.89% since August 2014. Source: Net Market Share
Mobile usage continues to be on the rise and search engines are making improvements to provide mobile users a better user experience. Bing announced “Bing Snapshots”, which will deliver relevant search information for any app installed on an Android device. Similar to Google’s “Now on Tap”, Bing Snapshots will be able to provide answers and content without leaving the Bing app. Bing’s move on in-app search capability will be beneficial in capturing more mobile users.
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