The good news is that Microsoft sites had 3.3 billion searches in July 2009 which is 41% more than in July 2008. The bad news is that exactly 41% was the average market growth. So Microsoft only managed to defend its market share. Care to see how much Google grew?
Well, here are the raw data according to ComScore:
|Worldwide Search Market Overview
July 2009 vs. July 2008
Total Worldwide â€“ Age 15+, Home/Work Locations
Source: comScore qSearch
|July 2008||July 2009||Percent Change|
Google sites are doing great, with an impressive growth of 58% over last July. Even combined, Yahoo and Microsoft are far away from Google. Yandex, the Russian search engine, is the absolute performer, almost doubling the number of searches.