Search Engine Usage for 2008

Search Engine Statistics 2008

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Nielson/Net Ratings has released new search engine statistics for May 2008. Google has increased its market share over the Nov 2007 search engine results we posted last year. Google pulled ahead a little farther from 57.7 to 59.3 for a 1.6% increase in market share. Google captured just over 4.7 billion searches in May alone. There were over 7.8 billion searches performed in May.

Search Engine Share of Searches
Google 59.3%
Yahoo 16.9%
MSN 13.3%
AOL 4.1%

Google seems to keep edging ahead in the search engine race, but it looks like msn's move to "Live" has been beneficial as they gained a little as well.