bingLatest reports by comScore reveal Bing as the second largest search engine in US.  With 15.1 % share in the search markets Bing has edged out Yahoo to become the number 2 search engine. December 2011 stats show Yahoo dropping to number 3 with 14.5% search market share while Bing rose to number 2 with 15.1% .

Google continues to top the list with 65.9% search market share, up from 65.4% in November 2011. Total 12 billion explicit searches conducted on Google sites, up 3% from November 2011, followed by 2.7 billion (up 2 %) for Bing and 2.6 billion explicit core searches for Yahoo sites in December 2011.

comScore Explicit Core Search Share Report*
December 2011 vs. November 2011 
Total U.S. – Home & Work Locations
Source: comScore qSearch
Core Search Entity Explicit Core Search Share (%)
Nov-11 Dec-11 Point Change
Total Explicit Core Search 100.0% 100.0% N/A
Google Sites 65.4% 65.9% 0.5
Microsoft Sites 15.0% 15.1% 0.1
Yahoo! Sites 15.1% 14.5% -0.6
Ask Network 2.9% 2.9% 0.0
AOL, Inc. 1.6% 1.6% 0.0

Ask networks and AOL shares the 4th and 5th position respectively. Ask network accounted for 2.9% of total searches in December 2011 while AOL 1.6 %.  More than 18.2 billion explicit core searches were conducted in December 2011 up 2% from November 2011.

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