Google Gains In Search, Yahoo Slips

    May 25, 2007

Google sites captured 49.7 percent of the U.S. search market for the month of April, gaining 1.4 share points from the previous month according to comScore.

Yahoo by contrast lost 0.7 percent of the search market but still maintained the number 2 spot with 26.8 percent of the market share.

Microsoft sites also saw a drop in the search market losing 0.6 percent while the Ask Network fell from 5.2 percent in March to 5.1 percent in April. Time Warner held steady with 5 percent of the market.

Americans performed 7.3 billion searches online in April almost unchanged compared with March and up 11 percent over April of 2006.

Google sites led with 3.6 billion search queries performed, trailed by Yahoo sites with 2 billion and Microsoft sites with 757 million searches conducted.

Ask had 376 million search queries performed and Time Warner had 364 million.