ComScore recently released the US Search Market Share numbers for September and there are very few surprises. Google is still king–even more so than before–with 64.9% of domestic search traffic. Bing and its $100M marketing push gained a sliver of ground and now can claim 9.4% of the market. Yahoo! and its “We’re not really a search engine” marketing push, as well as its heretofore unsuccessful “It’s Y!ou” marketing push have slipped half a percentage point to 18.8% of US searches. Ask and AOL pull up the rear with 3.9% and 3.0%, respectively.
Here is a visualization of the shares:
Maybe it’s just the hunger talking (we’re doing an office weight-loss contest) but I couldn’t help but notice a resemblance between that chart and this chart:
That can’t bode well for Yahoo, Microsoft and company, can it?