Google Sites led the U.S. explicit core search market in December with 66.6 percent market share (up 0.4 percentage points), followed by Yahoo! Sites with 16.0 percent and Microsoft sites with 12.0 percent (up 0.2 percentage points). Ask Network accounted for 3.5 percent of explicit core searches, followed by AOL LLC Network with 1.9 percent.
More than 16.4 billion explicit core searches were conducted in December. Google Sites ranked first with nearly 11.0 billion searches, up 3 percent versus November. Yahoo! Sites came in second with 2.6 billion, followed by Microsoft Sites with nearly 2.0 billion (up 4 percent), Ask Network with 575 million and AOL LLC Network with 312 million.
U.S. Total Core Search
Google Sites accounted for 64.3 percent of total core search queries conducted, followed by Yahoo! Sites with 18.8 percent and Microsoft Sites with 12.0 percent (up 0.7 percentage points). Ask Network comprised 3.2 percent of total search queries, followed by AOL LLC Network with 1.7 percent.
Americans conducted 18.2 billion total core search queries in December. Google Sites ranked first with 11.7 billion searches, followed by Yahoo! Sites with 3.4 billion and Microsoft Sites with 2.2 billion.
I found this side-by-side Google/Bing comparison for the search term "SEO Services" to be pretty interesting. The top 2 results from Bing and Google for "SEO Services" are compared below.
Interesting stuff here... It seems like Google has been giving SERP preference to the lamers who are keyword stuffing and walking tip toeing along the dark side... I have ALSO noticed this recently when I was doing some competition research... I thought it was a fluke! WTF the Google?!?
Anyone got any feedback?