Microsoft is still trying to carve off market share from Google in search. But, at least during the month of October, it had very little luck.

According to a new report by comScore, Google increased its lead ever so slightly in the U.S. over Microsoft, Yahoo and AOL. Google’s search share increased by 0.8 percent to 66.2 percent.

Yahoo lost 0.9 percent, dropping to 16.3 percent of all searches. And Microsoft saw a slight 0.2 percent gain, given the company and its Bing search engine roughly 13.6 percent of the market.

Google, by comparison, had 63.3 percent of the search market May.

Americans conducted 20.3 billion total core search queries in October, which was up 5 percent over September, according to comScore. Google ranked first with 13.4 billion searches (up 6 percent), followed by Yahoo Sites with 3.3 billion (down 1 percent) and Microsoft with 2.8 billion (up 7 percent).

Here’s a closer look at the search share numbers for October.

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  • Guest

    Congratulations to Microsoft and Google, the twin titans of search! I’m glad that both companies continue to innovate to win users.

  • Guest

    But I thought Qi Lu just said Bing had all this success and momentum?

  • Guest

    But I thought Qi Lu just said Bing had all this success and momentum?

  • Guest

    But I thought Qi Lu just said Bing had all this success and momentum?

  • Guest

    Until you can narrow by date across Bing for all queries and not just for the occasional one, it’s not even in the game.

  • Guest

    Until you can narrow by date across Bing for all queries and not just for the occasional one, it’s not even in the game.

  • Guest

    Until you can narrow by date across Bing for all queries and not just for the occasional one, it’s not even in the game.

  • StevieBfailed

    MS can’t beat Google or Apple at anything. They’ll just continue losing money or share trying until they eventually bleed out. RIP.

  • StevieBfailed

    MS can’t beat Google or Apple at anything. They’ll just continue losing money or share trying until they eventually bleed out. RIP.

  • StevieBfailed

    MS can’t beat Google or Apple at anything. They’ll just continue losing money or share trying until they eventually bleed out. RIP.

  • Jeffry Cole

    In Boston for a meeting this week and the admin passed out maps to the group for the dinner location. It was a Bing map. And no, the meeting had nothing to do with Microsoft or software. And I was the only person from West coast. Not a scientific survey but nonetheless, Bing is catching on, at least with an admin in Boston !! 

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