Google still clobbering Yahoo, MSN

September 19, 2006, 11:40 AM UTC
Fortune

Google handled half of all U.S. searches in August, up 30 percent from a year ago – that’s not only the biggest raw number, it’s the second largest gain (tied with Ask.com) behind My Way Search, which had less than 3 percent. As Google search starts showing up on more mobile devices, this kind of lead in overall search will matter more and more.

The latest from Nielsen//NetRatings:

NEW YORK- September 19, 2006 – Nielsen//NetRatings reports August 2006 data for the Top U.S. Search Providers.

Top search providers, ranked by total searches. Searches represent the total number of queries conducted at the provider.

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| Provider | Searches | YOY Growth | Share of |

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| Google Search | 3,003,205 | 30% | 50.2% |

| Yahoo! Search | 1,434,169 | 23% | 24.0% |

| MSN/Windows Live Search | 595,584 | 3% | 10.0% |

| AOL Search | 328,559 | -18.2% | 5.5% |

| Ask.com Search | 136,919 | 30% | 2.3% |

| My Way Search | 135,706 | 42% | 2.3% |

| iWon Search | 30,827 | -15% | 0.5% |

| EarthLink Search | 24,324 | -20% | 0.4% |

| Dogpile.com Search | 23,033 | -18% | 0.4% |

| SBC Yellow Pages Search | 22,929 | 36% | 0.4% |

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Source: Nielsen//NetRatings MegaView Search, September 2006Example: An estimated 3.0 billion search queries were conducted at Google Search, representing 50 percent of all search queries conducted during the given time period.