The comScore for June 2007 reports that Live’s search share has gone up while Google’s goes down. It is likely that the launch of Search Club is responsible for this near 3% increase in search share. Should Google be worried? It appears to be a normal decline, seasonal.
“Google has a tendency to see share declines during the summer, driven in part by vacations, fewer work days, and reliance on academia from its core user base,” – Read article
While Google’s search share has declined this month, the overall picture is not a decline in searches for Google – just its percentage of the pie. The actual numbers went from 3.6 billion in May to 4 billion searches during June.