Google Tops In July Market Share

    August 19, 2005
    WebProNews Staff

Not much surprise with the release of comScore’s qSearch analysis for last month, as Google and Yahoo top the list.

The comScore Media Metrix shows two-thirds of all search submissions going to either Google or Yahoo sites in July. Google grabbed 36.5 percent while Yahoo tagged along at 30 percent, according to a press release.

MSN/Microsoft sites stepped into third place, but had the greatest month volume growth in search volume. It increased 30 percent from those done in July 2004, and saw 744 million domestic searches. Total search volume for engines jumped 22 percent for the same period; that volume was over 4.8 billion queries.

Yahoo’s Toolbar, recently enhanced with Y!Q technology, leads all toolbar searches with a 51 percent share in July. Only 11 percent of searches started from a toolbar in July, but the majority of those came from Yahoo’s product.

AOL/Time Warner sites figured fourth in search, barely missing a 10 percent share by a single decimal point. AOL has been aggressively repurposing itself as an ad-driven portal, and search technology with its related advertising will figure in that transformation.

David Utter is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business. Email him here.