Google loses 16% of its user share; Bing gains!

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  1. PJC

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    Wow unbelievable, I need more proof :D
     
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    Consider that the author's credentials show that he is a 'Microsoft Student Partner'.

    There's a distortion when using percentages like this.
    The raw numbers are the only sensible basis for comparison.

    10 - 1 is a ten percent decrease

    0 + 1 is an infinite percent increase

    Not fair to highlight the differences in percentage lost/gained.

    Unless your biased...
     
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    I honestly don't see your problem. First of all, he's got his source from Compete (here is their methodology: http://www.compete.com/resources/methodology/) . It IS fair to highlight the differences if it's true. A 100% increase from a 1% marketshare doesn't sound as much (1 -> 2% marketshare), but it's still a doubling.

    Remember, competition is very important.
     
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    It's known as the low base effect and is given importance accordingly.
     
  6. J_L

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    What can Bing do that Google cannot? I don't need more of the same.
     
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    Statistics belong to Compete.com; not the author.
    Oh! Sorry, I forgot! Compete.com is biased, too...o_O
     
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