Google increases market share in US
Google hits 60% for first time
Results from Comscore here show that Google has over 60% of the US search market in April, still way behind the 80+ percentage of the UK, but still increasing at the expense of the other search engines.
Percentage of searches
So as you see the other search engines are way down although unlike in the UK Yahoo! still has a decent market share. But even with a Microsoft/Yahoo! joined effort they would still be less than half of Googles share.
Number of searches
Google is the winner with over three times as many searches than Yahoo!. I am surprised that AOL is greater than Ask and how low Microsoft is.
What of the UK?
Latest stats form hitwise show the following in terms of volume of searches:
Cripes! So Google has 88% of volume in the UK, as for the rest? Both Ask and Yahoo! at less than 3%. Is there a future for these players in the UK? It looks dubious.