Google extends lead in US search market


Google extends lead in US search market

Antony Savvas

Google has extended its share of the web search market in the US, the world’s biggest.

Web measurement firm comScore Networks said that in December 2006 Google sites captured 47.4% of the US search market, gaining 0.4 share points from the previous month. 

Yahoo sites grew 0.3 share points, maintaining its second place ranking with 28.5% of US searches.

Yahoo was followed by Microsoft sites on 10.5%, Ask Network (5.4%) and Time Warner Network (4.9%).
According to comScore, Americans conducted 6.7 billion searches online in December, up 1% versus November.

Annual growth rates in search query volume remained strong, with a 30% increase since the same month a year ago.

Google sites saw 3.2 billion search queries performed in December, with Yahoo sites seeing 1.9 billion, and MSN-Microsoft 713 million.

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