Micsosoft catching up with Yahoo?

Jul 17th, 2007 | By Editor | Category: Internet, Surveys & Reports

ComScore released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of activity across competitive search engines. In June 2007, Google Sites maintained its spot atop the rankings with 49.5 percent of the US search market. Yahoo! Sites captured second place with 25.1 percent of searches, followed by Microsoft Sites (13.2 percent), Ask Network (5.0 percent) and Time Warner Network (4.2 percent).

The interesting shift in the numbers below is the rise in MSN numbers. Nearly three percent up in the space of a month. There had been speculation over the last few weeks about Yahoo!’s declining numbers but this substantiation could very well be damning.

May-07 Jun-07 Change

Total Internet Population 100.0% 100.0% -

Google Sites 50.7% 49.5% -1.2

Yahoo! Sites 26.4% 25.1% -1.3

Microsoft Sites 10.3% 13.2% 2.9

Ask Network 5.0% 5.0% 0.0

Time Warner Network 4.6% 4.2% -0.4

Google Sites led the pack with 4.0 billion search queries performed, followed by Yahoo Sites (2.0 billion), Microsoft Sites (1.1 billion), Ask Network (403 million), and Time Warner Network (341 million). Despite declining in search market share in June, both Google Sites and Yahoo! Sites enjoyed increases in search query volume.

Microsoft Sites experienced a significant increase in search query volume (up 36 percent) and search market share (up 2.9 share points) in June, due in large part to Live Search Club, a program launched by Microsoft in late May to engage and reward users of Live Search.

Tags: Internet, Search Engines, Search Data, Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask, AOL

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