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[May 29, 2006]

Google increases US web search market share to 43%

(DMEurope Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)DMEUROPE-29 May 2006-Google increases US web search market share to 43% (C)2006 DMeurope.com (http://www.dmeurope.com) & DME Ltd. All rights reserved.

In April 2006, web search company Google gained in search market share for the ninth consecutive month and maintained its status as market leader with 43.1 per cent of all US searches conducted on its sites, according to figures from internet research firm Comscore Networks. Internet company Yahoo remained in second place with 28 per cent, while MSN ranked third with 12.9 per cent.


Americans conducted 6.6bn searches online in April, up 4 per cent from last month.

Google sites led the pack with 2.9bn search queries performed, followed by Yahoo Sites (1.9bn), MSN-Microsoft (858m), Time-Warner Network (457m), and Ask Jeeves/Ask Network (384m).

MySpace.com has been added to the search engine rankings for April 2006, coming in at 6th place with 43m search queries performed (0.6 per cent share of the U.S. search market).

Google and Yahoo continued their dominance among toolbar searches, combining for more than 95 per cent of the market share in April. Google grabbed 48 per cent of toolbar searches, while Yahoo captured 47.6 per cent.

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