October’s comScore search data has been released and Google continues to dominate the search market while Bing-powered search has dropped 1 percent since August.
comScore’s US Search Engine Statistics for October:
Bing increased to 14.8%, up .1% from September; and up from 11.5% year-over-year (YoY).
Yahoo declined to 15.2%, down .3% from September, and down from 16.5% YoY.
Google jumped to 65.6%, up .3% from September, but still down from 66.3% YoY.
AOL maintained its 1.5%; but was down from 2.1% YoY.
Ask fell 3% to 2.9, and was down from 3.6% YoY.
In October, there were more than 18 billion search inquiries. Google lead the way with 11.9 billion searches, an increase of 6%. Yahoo and Bing received 2.7 billion searches, both up 4% and 6%, respectively. Ask.com and AOL followed with 518 million searches and 277 million searches.