Google holds 37.6 percent of U.S. search query market

Posted on Tuesday, July 19 2005 @ 21:59 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Google garnered 37.6 percent of all U.S. search queries on the Internet during the second quarter of this year, according to comScore Networks. This is the largest number of queries Google has had in a quarter since comScore began compiling its search engine reports in December 2003.

Google takes the first spot with 5.65 billion search queries in the US, followed by Yahoo with 4.65 billion queries and a 30.4 percent market share. MSN is third with 2.39 billion queries, 15.6 percent of the market, AOL/Time Warner has 9.2 percent of the market with 1.41 billion queries and Ask Jeeves is fourth with 934 million queries or a 6.1 percent share.
While Google's market share increased from the first quarter, when it was 35.9 percent -- as did Ask Jeeves' share, which climbed from 5.3 percent, and AOL's, which jumped from 9.1 percent -- Yahoo's share dropped from 31.2 percent and MSN's from 16.3 percent.
Read more about the evolutions in the search engine market at E-Commerce Times

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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