comScore, a company that “measures the digital world” has released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of internet traffic to the major search engines.
In June 2007, Google’s web sites kepts its top spot at the top of these rankings with 49.5 percent of the search market in the USA. Yahoo’s web sites took second place with 25.1 percent of searches, followed by Microsoft’s web sites who had 13.2 percent, the Ask Network with 5.0 percent, and the Time Warner Network (which includes AOL, etc.) with 4.2 percent.
Here’s the official numbers, as reported by comScore:
Share of Online Searches by Engine May 2007 - June 2007 Total U.S. Home, Work and University Internet Users Source: comScore qSearch Pt Chg vs. Previous May-07 Jun-07 Month Total Internet Population 100.0% 100.0% N/A 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
In June, 2007, people in the USA performed 8.0 billion searches, which was up 6 percent versus May of 2007 and up 26 percent versus June 2006.
Google’s web sites had a total of 4.0 billion search queries, Yahoo! had 2.0 billion, and Microsoft had 1.1 billion searches performed during June of 2007. The Ask Network had 403 million searches, and Time Warner Network had 341 million searches performed. That’s quite a lot of searches every month!
Other notable information is that Microsoft’s web sites experienced a significant increase in search query volume, which was up 36 percent and search market share, which was up 2.9 share points in June 2007, mainly due in part to the Live Search Club, a program launched by Microsoft in late May 2007 to engage and reward users of Microsoft’s Live Search.