Bing search engine overtook Yahoo! for the first time worldwide in January and increased its lead in February according to StatCounter. Globally Bing reached 4.37% in February ahead of Yahoo! at 3.93%. Both trail far behind Google's 89.94% of the global search engine market.
While Bing hit 4.37% and Yahoo dropped to 3.93%, Google still dominates worldwide with 89.94%, and Google scored 89.94% of the global search engine market.
In the United States Yahoo! at 9.74% still retains its lead over Bing at 9.03%. Google's share in the US is 79.63%. In July 2009 Microsoft announced an agreement whereby Bing would power the Yahoo! search technology. This has been implemented in the US, Canada, Australia, Brazil and Mexico.
Bing powers Yahoo search in the U.S. Canada, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, and now in France.
StatCounter Global Stats are based on aggregate data collected on a sample of over 15 billion page views per month from across the StatCounter network of more than three million websites.