Bing surpasses Yahoo! as second most popular search engine worldwide

Summary:Bing is certainly popular worldwide. StatCounter is reporting that Microsoft's creation has passed up Yahoo! as the second most-used search engine globally.

Bing is certainly popular worldwide. StatCounter is reporting that Microsoft's creation has passed up Yahoo! as the second most-used search engine globally.

Let's take a look at the hard numbers. In February, Bing nabbed 4.37% of the global share, just ahead Yahoo! at 3.93%. They both still pale in comparison to Google's whopping 89.94% share of the pie, but it is interesting to see Bing growing. All of those TV product placements must be helping.

Domestic results, however, are a different story. Yahoo! still managed to hold on to the silver medal with 9.74%, while Bing was trailing ever-so-close behind at 9.03%. Shockingly, Google actually has less control over the search engine market share in the United States with just 79.63%. Okay, so that's still nothing to complain about, but Bing could pull ahead of Yahoo! in March.

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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