Americans conducted 7.4 billion online searches in May, up 12 percent from April; the Search Leaders are...

In May 2006, Google gained in search market share for the tenth consecutive month and maintained its status as market leader with 44.1 percent of searches conducted on its sites, according to comScore Networks. Yahoo! remained in second place with 27.9 percent, while MSN ranked third with 12.9 percent. Americans conducted 7.4 billion searches online in May, up 12 percent from April.

 
  • Google Sites registered the most search queries performed with 3.3 billion, followed by Yahoo! Sites (2.1 billion), MSN-Microsoft (963 million), Time-Warner Network (499 million), and Ask Jeeves/Ask Network (392 million).
  • MySpace.com maintained its 6th place ranking with 53 million searches conducted on the site in May, increasing its market share to 0.7 percent.
  • Google and Yahoo! once again dominated the toolbar search market, combining for more than 95 percent of the market share in May.  Google grabbed 49.1 percent of toolbar searches, while Yahoo! captured 46.2 percent.

Share of Online Searches by Engine
May 2006 vs. May 2005

Total U.S. – Home, Work and University Internet Users
Source: comScore qSearch

 

May-05

Apr-06

May-06

Pt Chg vs. Yr Ago

Google Sites

37.5%

43.1%

44.1%

6.6

Yahoo! Sites

30.1%

28.0%

27.9%

-2.2

MSN-Microsoft Sites

15.2%

12.9%

12.9%

-2.3

Time Warner Network

9.3%

6.9%

6.7%

-2.6

Ask Network

6.2%

5.8%

5.3%

-0.9

MySpace.com Search

N/A

0.6%

0.7%

N/A

Nielsen//NetRatings also released May 2006 U.S. MegaView Search findings, including top search providers, ranked by total searches. Searches represent the total number of queries conducted at the Provider. An estimated 2.8 billion search queries were conducted at Google Search, representing 49 percent of all search queries conducted during the given time period.

  Provider Searches
(000s)
YoY Growth Share of Searches

1.

Google Search

2,783,169

32%

49.1%

2.

Yahoo! Search

1,298,915

34%

22.9%

3.

MSN Search

600,820

42%

10.6%

4.

AOL Search

363,431

N/A

6.4%

5.

Ask.com Search

146,585

69%

2.6%

6.

My Way Search

129,270

67%

2.3%

7.

iWon Search

32,257

53%

0.6%

8.

Dogpile.com Search

29,416

-25%

0.5%

9.

EarthLink Search

27,488

-1%

0.5%

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