Google, Yahoo, Bing Search Share Stabilizes: comScore
Google, Yahoo and Bing all remained relatively flat in U.S. search market share through June, according to comScore. Google's stable search share comes after several product launches.Anyone expecting a major shakeup in the U.S. search market for June will be disappointed.
ComScore released its monthly search metrics July 13, showing that Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Yahoo's (NASDAQ:YHOO) share remained the same from May at 65.5 percent and 15.9 percent, respectively.
What will be interesting to watch going forward is whether the new Google+ social network boosts searches through July and beyond. Google+ is in limited beta now, but appears to have millions of users engaging on the site, which includes Circles social provisioning, Sparks news topics and Hangouts for group video chat. On the downside, Google is facing serious regulatory pressure in the U.S., with the Federal Trade Commission launching a broad antitrust inquiry into the company's search practices, mirroring a European Commission. The Justice Department is also mulling whether or not the company's $400 million play for AdMeld is good for competition. Google will report Q2 earnings after the bell July 14. Investors polled by Thomson Reuters expect the search engine to report net revenue of $6.54 billion, up 28 percent from the prior year.