Google Continues To Gain Market Share While Others Lose

comScore released their latest stats on the “Share of Online Searches by Engine”. Google gained April 2005 to April 2006 6.6 percentage points, claiming 43.1%, up from 42.7% March 2006. Yahoo with 28.0% in April 2006, dropped 2.7 percentage points from April 2005, but remained flat from March 2006 to April 2006 with 28% share. MSN dropped 3.2 percentage points claiming 12.9%, and also saw a decline from March 2006 to April 2006 by .3%. What is a bit surprising is that Ask.com’s share also decreased both from April 2005 with 6.1% to March 2006 with 5.9% and then in April 2006 declining once again by .1% to 5.8% market share.

Ask.com has been doing a blitz of TV commercials, which should have increased their share from Mach to April. Maybe the newer campaigns will have a bigger impact? I will ask Danny Sullivan to possibly dig deeper into these numbers, later in the week.

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