Search Engine Market Share March 2009

Search Engine Market Share March 2009

This Search Engine Market share for March 2009 is interesting.  The only search engines to gather more momentum were LIVE and ASK.  All of the others continued the usual downward trend except for Google who made their very first down month in quite some time. 

Microsoft’s “Live” Has Biggest Market Share Growth In March 2009

Search Engine Market Share March 2009

Microsoft Live Continues Improvement in March

How big will ‘Live’ get?  Well since February 2007 the market share has gone from 1.44% to 2.08%.  Not really a huge jump but the rise has been about as continuous as the drop we have watched with Yahoo! during the same period.  The growth from February to March is one of the biggest jumps they have had to date. 

Google Takes a Slight Decline in March

Even the big ones have bad months.  Well let’s face it, when you own 80+% of the market it really isn’t ever a bad month!  Still, we did see a decline for the first time in a long time.  Is there a ceiling for the market share that Google can hold?

Market Share Summary

  • #1 Google – 81.39% of market share. Down from 81.57% in February 2009 and up from 74.54% from March 2007.
  • #2 Yahoo – 9.93% of market share. Down from 10.07% in February 2009 and down from 13.37% in March 2007.  The spiral continues.
  • #3 Microsoft (Bing and Live combined) 5% of market share. Up from 4.71% in February 2009 and down from 6.72% in March 2007.  But slowly climbing back up!
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    Yes google has registered a slight downward growth. For good or bad, Google is going to be the dominant search engine online for many years into the future. The company’s massive online advertising revenue and stable of nearly 20000 highly qualified employees make it virtually unstoppable to those who engage in competing with this search giant.

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    March madness hits Google? Interesting to see the slight growth of AOL, ASK…they might have grown at big G’s cost.

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    Presently there is only one super power, down from two, and that’s Google. There seems to be no immediate challenge to its supremacy from any quarter. Google may face some ups and downs; but they are fully entrenched.

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    In a competitive market economy maintaining your market share is a tougher proposition than picking up a slice of the existing market. Google has already cornered 81% of the market and that’s a phenomenal achievement under any yardstick. Google could soon find the going tough and a minor erosion in its market share in the days to come. But their creativity will see them through. Google will still continue to dominate as the “Google’ brand is is well established.

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