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1504Web search market

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  • sarfraz chishti
    May 31, 2006
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      Google retains lead in U.S. search market

      Google’s share of the U.S. Web search market continues to edge beyond Yahoo! and Microsoft, according to the latest study from comScore Networks.
      ·         Google’s market share climbed from 42.7 to 43.1 percent from March to April 2006—up from 36.5 percent in April 2005.
      ·         Yahoo!’s market share remained at 28 percent between March and April, a decrease of 2.7 percent from last year.
      ·         Microsoft MSN’s market share was at 12.9 percent in April of this year, down from 16.1 percent in April 2005.
      ·         AOL dropped to 6.9 percent from 9 percent in April 2005.
      For the first time, the search engine operated by MySpace.com appeared in April’s rankings—at a distant sixth place—grabbing only about one-half of one percent, but ComScore indicated it may be worth keeping an eye on them “due to the site’s remarkable popularity.”
      Sarfraz Chishti
      OCLC Canada

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