Thursday, January 07, 2010

M/C/C Blog: Looking back at 2009 and Internet Marketing

"One of the biggest events in 2009 was the rebranding (again) of Microsoft online search engine. LiveSearch was re-programmed by Microsoft last spring and then re-launched as Bing in June 2009. Bing has maintained small, but consistent, growth since its original launch back in June. While it may only have 10 percent of the market share, it’s important to note that those numbers are actually up 31 percent from Microsoft’s previous search engine market share last year. It’s also important to note that Google’s market share has remained around 65 percent the entire time so Bing wasn’t exactly taking away from Google’s existing market share, but it did prevent the online giant from stealing any new users from existing search engines to grow.���"

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