Google Attracts 65 Percent of U.S. Searches in April

Search giant Google attracted 65.4 percent of U.S. searches in April, according to estimates from comScore. That represents a slight drop in market share compared with the 65.7 percent share of searches it carried out in March.

Meanwhile, Microsoft and Yahoo enjoyed incremental gains in their market share over the course of the month, with both companies growing their portion of searches by 0.2 percentage points between March and April.

Explicit Core Share* of U.S. Searches Among Leading Providers, March 2011 vs. April 2011
  Share of Searches (%)
Domain

March 2011

April 2011

Month-over-Month Point
Change (%)

Google Sites 65.7 65.4 -0.3
Yahoo Sites 15.7 15.9 0.2
Microsoft Sites 13.9 14.1 0.2
Ask Network 3.1 3.0 -0.1
AOL Network 1.6 1.5 -0.1

Note: Data is based on the five major search engines including partner searches and cross-channel searches. Searches for mapping, local directory, and user-generated video sites that are not on the core domain of the five search engines are not included in the core search numbers.

*Excludes contextually driven searches that do not reflect specific user intent to interact with search results.

Source: comScore 2011

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