Microsoft sites have 41% more searches than last year

By | September 1, 2009

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 – Age 15+, Home/Work Locations
Source: comScore qSearch
Searches (MM)
July 2008 July 2009 Percent Change
Total Internet 80,554 113,685 41%
Google Sites 48,666 76,684 58%
Yahoo! Sites 8,689 8,898 2%
Baidu.com Inc. 7,413 7,976 8%
Microsoft Sites 2,349 3,317 41%
eBay 1,223 1,723 41%
NHN Corporation 1,243 1,526 23%
Ask Network 929 1,291 39%
Yandex 663 1,290 94%
AOL LLC 1,148 1,023 -11%
Facebook.com 743 879 18%

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.

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