Google and Ask Increase Audience Share

    March 28, 2006

It’s not really surprising that Google continues to dominate search share in the US.

What may be surprising to many is that Ask is seeing the largest increase in audience share.

Year-over-year, Google and Ask showed strong search query gain of 29.4% and 27.9%, respectively, while the other search providers in the top five declined. On a sequential basis, Google and Ask also showed the highest growth at 8.3% and 14.6% respectively.

I know, I know. It’s easier to see larger percentage increases when you start with the lowest number, but who doesn’t believe that 2006 is going to be Ask’s breakout year?

Via Battelle.

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Andy Beal is an internet marketing consultant and considered one of the world’s most respected and interactive search engine marketing experts. Andy has worked with many Fortune 1000 companies such as Motorola, CitiFinancial, Lowes, Alaska Air, DeWALT, NBC and Experian.

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