Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Search engine market shares in June 2005: Google - 47%, Yahoo! - 22%, MSN - 12% (IT Facts - ZDNet)

“Google's market share of US searches for June 2005 was at 36.9% compared with 37.5% in May 2005. Yahoo! had a 30.4% share, and MSN had a share of 15.7%.

Bear Stearns noted that Google's query volume rose 36% YTY versus a 28% increase for the industry, outpacing Yahoo!'s 32% increase but trailing MSN's 42% increase.

Month-to-month, Google's query volume declined 6%, which compares with a 4% decline for Yahoo!, a 1% decline for MSN, a 4% decline for AOL, and a 7% decline for Ask Jeeves.

In Q2 2005 unique searchers versus Q2 2004 increased 31% for Google, 21% for Yahoo, and 14% for the industry, while the number of searches in Q2 2005 increased 38% for Google, 42% for Yahoo, and 31% for the industry.”

Double-Digit Growth in Search Seen by AOL and Ask Jeeves from Q1 to Q5, While Top search Players Google and Tahoo! Maintain Consistent Growth, According to Nielsen/NetRatings (Nielsen/NetRatings) [pdf]