Microsoft’s Suspicious Search Stats

Microsoft’s search share was up three points last month, or was it? While the company lifted its share of the  U.S. search market to 13% in June, that came largely because of the company’s Live Search game site. In other words, these are low quality search figures, and, worse yet, there have been more than a few bot allegations about the site.

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  1. dutch says:

    ooops that’s not a good stat for the msft “search” naysayers. Perhaps the quarterly earnings report will show that Vista continues to be a complete “disaster” and save the day for msft uber bears?

  2. MS is getting pretty good at making statistics fit what they want them to fit – ala publicly reported patches v. the quietly patched ones. Although Bill Gates is a cut-throat kind of guy, this king of crap didn’t happen when he was “in charge”.