22 June

May 2007 Search Engine Rankings

Today, comScore released its monthly qSearch analysis of activity across competitive search engines. In May 2007, Google Sites captured 50.7 percent of the U.S. search market, gaining one full share point from the previous month. Yahoo! Sites maintained its second place ranking with 26.4 percent of U.S. searches, followed by Microsoft Sites (10.3 percent), Ask Network (5.0 percent) and Time Warner Network (4.6 percent).

Share of Online Searches by Engine

April 2007 – May2007

Total U.S. Home, Work and University Internet Users
  Apr-07 May-07 Pt Chg vs. Previous Month
Google Sites 49.7% 50.7% 1.0
Yahoo! Sites 26.8% 26.4% -0.4
Microsoft Sites 10.3% 10.3% 0.0
Ask Network 5.1% 5.0% -0.1
Time Warner Network 5.0% 4.6% -0.4

• Americans conducted 7.6 billion searches online in May, up 4 versus April and up 11 percent versus May 2006.

• Google Sites led the pack with 3.9 billion search queries performed, followed by Yahoo Sites (2.0 billion), Microsoft Sites (782 million), Ask Network (384 million), and Time Warner Network (348 million).

Source: New Media Institute

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