Google Holds On To Search Share
US search market share for Google held in place from December 2007 to January 2008, while Yahoo and Ask gained at Microsoft’s expense.
Figures from analysis firm Hitwise showed Google did not lose any more ground in search. The company still shows it dominates the search landscape when it comes to people looking for information.
This table, courtesy of Hitwise, shows the breakdown for US search market share:
Results for Microsoft include searches conducted on Live.com as well as MSN Search. Their decline makes it obvious why they want Yahoo: they may not gain that kind of share with the search business as it is today.