Bing Search Share Grows to 18.6%

Microsoft released its third quarter (Q3) earnings earlier today for fiscal year 2014 (FY14). This is the first quarter under new CEO Satya Nadella. The earnings report contained a number of interesting pieces of information including how Bing is doing.

Bing search marketshare grew to 18.6 up 1.7% compared to this quarter last year. Bing continues to gain at the expense of Yahoo now at 10.1% of search marketshare. Bing does power Yahoo and the combined search marketshare equals a total of 28.7%. Google continues to dominate at 67.5%. The rest of search marketshare is split between Ask and AOL. Bing search revenue was up 38%.

Microsoft continues to invest in Bing and product is now built into Windows 8 and powers search assistant Cortana on Windows Phone.

Source: Microsoft

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  • NGM123

    No one wants to be defeated showin how funky and strong is your fight, it doesn’t matter who’s wrong or who’s right, just Bing it, Bing it. Bing it Bing it Bing it.

    • Bugbog

      Thumbs up

  • Vương Vi-Nhuyễn – 王微軟

    Ask and A.O.L. are both powered by Scroogle, though most ”alternative search engines” are evenly split between Bing and Scroogle, most old ones being powered by Bing, and Microsoft is making Bing better by the day, as a search engine Bing can take on Scroogle, as a search engine + services Bing is actually better (if you’ll ignore Scroogle YouTube, and maybe Scroogle+, though for some reason Microsoft So.cl has more feautres, Scroogle+ is popular because Scroogle keeps pushing it on to people), Microsoft can actually compete with Scroogle now. :-)

  • reKitab

    Bing search marketshare would’ve grown even higher than the 18.6%, if the worldwide version was identical to the US-Bing version, imho!

    • Ben A

      wait and see befrore the end of the year. EVERYONE WILL BE SHOCKED