Current Search Share 2010/2011

This is the current organic search share for the end of 2010. You can click on the image for a larger version.

Organic Search Engine Market Share - Global 2010/2011
(Rounded data in brackets)
  1. Google/Ask 86.21% (87%)
  2. Bing/Yahoo 9.06% (9%)
  3. Baidu 2.97% (3%)
  4. Others 0.68% (1%)
2010 was a busy year for search, due to Google pulling out of China and merging with Ask, and the Yahoo/Bing merger. In order for the above chart to be useful, I've merged the Bing/Yahoo and Google/Ask data, even though for much of the year these were separate search engines.

Yes, you can use this in your presentations, as long as credit is given.

Raw sources: Hitslink, Comscore, E-Consultancy, eMarketer, Hitwise, Nielson Media Research, McAnerin International Inc internal analytics data.

SEO-Browser Updated!

We've updated the SEO-Browser!

You can now use it to visit sites from the US or Canada, which is very helpful for multi-country sites. More countries will be added later, as the demand grows.


In order to add this functionality, we had to put in a FREE one time signup. Don't worry, we don't share emails with anyone.

You can still use it in simple mode without a signup, but the advanced mode is starting to get too difficult to program without assigning users and sessions, hence the login.

Eventually, the advanced mode will add things like ranking reports, etc - all of which require user/password combinations for privacy and data storage purposes, so this is preparation for that.

Open Office VS Bing

It seems that MS Bing is either really bad at search, or is allowing it's results to be unduly influenced by either money or corporate policy. I'm leaning towards the censorship version of the story, myself.

Do a search for open office in Google. Now do the same one in Bing. You'll notice the complete absence of in Bing. They send you almost everywhere but to the right site.

Think that's odd? Or maybe just a coincidence? Try searching for "". Nuff said.

Here is the real kicker - Bing's automated recommendations and suggestions all clearly show people are searching for, but I guess that's just too bad.

For shame, Microsoft.


Matt and Vanessa did some checking, and found it was a technical glitch, and not an evil conspiracy. Although I'm happy the net result is positive for searchers, I'm annoyed at myself for not checking deeper into other possible explanations.