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Remember that article from last month, encouraging you to start paying attention to MSN Live Search? Well the results from August are in and they’re not pretty.
Back in July, MSN Live Search had a month-over-month growth of 13.1% (May to June) and 17.8% (June to July), in compason to Google’s 0.3% (May to June) and 8.5% (June to July), and we had nothing but good things to say. Now, Compete has announced the search market share results for August and things are back to status quo.
MSN Live Search lost 4.8% in market share over last month while all the other three of the big four saw a positive trend. That said, apart from Google, Live Search is so far the only other search engine to see a positive year-over-year trend. With trends for MSN Live Search, Yahoo! Search, and fluctuating month to month, perhaps it’s better to stick with Google for your long-term SEO strategy.

Cameron Olthuis

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