Microsoft has been gaining more and more US users for its Bing search results and in December, Bing actually gained market share while Google lost market share. This week, ComScore's Internet search results for January 2013 were released and showed Bing adding more market share to its search business.
The numbers from ComScore show Google with 67 percent of the market, up 0.3 percent from December 2012. Meanwhile, Microsoft's US search share is shown at 16.5 percent in December, up 0.2 percent from December 2012.
Yahoo came in third with 12.1 percent for January 2013, down 0.1 percent from the month before. Bing is the basis for Yahoo's search engine, which effectively means that Microsoft gained 0.1 percent of the Internet search market in December. However, in a recent interview, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer indicated that the company was not yet happy with the Bing search engine deal in terms of Yahoo making money from the partnership with Microsoft.
ComScore also said that over 19.5 billion searches were conducted in January 2013 with Google-based sites generating 13.1 billion searches, up 11 percent from December. Microsoft-based sites were second with 3.2 billion searches, up 12 percent from the previous month..
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