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Google Increases Internet Search Share

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Google continues to dominate the U.S. search market share and in October it accounted for 63.1 percent of all searches, up from 58.5 percent in the previous year and up slightly from 62.9 percent in September according to comScore.

Yahoo landed the second spot with 20.5 percent, a decrease from 22.9 percent a year ago but up from 20.2 percent in September.

Microsoft ranked third with 8.5 percent in October, the same percentage it had in September but down from 9.7 percent from October 2007.

Ask.com dipped from 4.3 percent in September to 4.2 percent in October and AOL fell from 4.1 percent in September to 3.7 percent in October.

Nielsen Online ranked Google’s October search share at 61.2 percent an 8.1 percent increase over October 2007.  Yahoo grabbed 16.9 percent share for a year-over-year decrease of 12 percent.

Google Increases Internet Search Share

Microsoft had 11.4 percent followed by AOL at 4.3 percent and Ask.com received 2.3 percent.

Microsoft’s search share decreased by 19 percent compared to a year ago while AOL increased its share by 14.5 percent and Ask.com dropped 22.9 percent according to Nielsen.

The only search engines that saw positive year-over-year growth were Google and AOL.

 

Google Increases Internet Search Share
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  • http://www.medlawplus.com Joe

    My comment on the expansion of google’s market share …. somebody help before they devour us all!!!!

    p.s.  Pehaps it’s just my slow brain but the first time I read the article I missed the transition from comscore to Neilson.  AOL and Ask trade places in Neilson so it threw me.

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    At the pace at which google is going it wont be long before they the word monoploy comes into play, we need another giant to keep everything fair and good.

    • http://www.diamondonnet.com/ Diamonds

      Yes, hopefully Yahoo can catch up a bit to keep google in check.

  • http://www.playingcardsandmore.com Tom

    As a merchant, I am grateful for the leads that Google sends my way, but in the long run… is a near monopoly good for anyone?

  • http://www.wavex.co.uk IT Services

    Innovation is king, and Google have put a lot of effort here. But their advertising revenues may dwindle when browsers stop allowing them to determine the choices users make within their search results.

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    And Google will continue increasing your search share!
    No one can stop Google!

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  • http://car2be.com/ Tomas

    What is everyone searching for? By now you would think that people go directly to the 10 sites out there that have legitimate content.

  • http://www.octaviais.co.uk/ IT Support London

    I personally have no problem with Google, I think they revolutionised search and have provided us with a plethora of other features but i little competition never hurt anybody. If Google start to get lazy because of a lack of rivals then we as users will suffer.

    Does anybody think the emergence of Bing will have any impact on their market share??

  • http://www.octaviais.co.uk IT support London

    Google is now reaching into areas such as google chrome OS to allow them to have control of all elements of modern day internet and pc usage. not only will they have a dominant share on the internet, but the OS will be competing with Microsoft more than any other simply because it will be cheaper (if not free) and it will be made by a company that everyone can trust!

  • http://www.thebigblogger.wordpress.com thebigblogger

    Is Google the new Multivac that Asimov envisaged. click link to see interesting theory on the growing monopoly of the Google brand.

  • http://www.t-oneit.com IT Support

    I’m with diamonds, Google need the competition and Yahoo are best placed to challenge them. Come Yahoo, time to step up.

  • http://www.littlefishsupport.com IT Support

    I think Bing will be the main competitor, not Yahoo.

  • http://www.londonitsupport.biz London IT Support

    Yeah I have to agree, if it’s going to be anyone in the foreseeable future that has an impact then it’s going to be bing.

  • http://www.netpros.co.uk IT Support

    True but according to recent statists Bing is catching up, we may some serious competition next year.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/itsupport-london IT Suppport

    Going forward I think it will definitely be Bing who poses the most threat to Googles dominance. I’m not sure how much of a threat that will be but they are the best placedto have an impact.

  • http://www.gguild.com IT Support

    Curious whether some envious gov is going to take Google to court for some made up accusations just because they are managing to get so strong as a business. MS had to suffer for their growth, and even though everyone says (maybe rightfully) that Linux rules, imagine where exactly the whole world would be right now without MS. Their growth helped every business out there. Search engines help as they can and even though this means that they make a profit out of it, it doesn’t mean is wrong. Not everything has to be open source.