comScore has released its monthly search engine rankings, the numbers that detail the search engine market share. Google now has 66.7 percent of the market share for searches, followed by Microsoft (Bing) with 18.1 percent, and Yahoo! with 11.2 percent. Ask.com is down to 2.6 percent and AOL now has only 1.4 percent of the market share for searches.
*”Explicit Core Search” excludes contextually driven searches that do not reflect specific user intent to interact with the search results.
18.1 searches were conducted in November 2013, with Google’s websites ranking first with 12.1 billion searches. Microsoft had 3.3 billion searches conducted on their sites, followed by Yahoo with 2 billion, Ask Network with 464 million and AOL, Inc. with 253 million.
Google actually lost search engine market share last month, as it went down 0.2 percent. That .2 percent went to Yahoo and AOL, which took market share away from Google.