Search Engine Statistics

Search Engine Statistics

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Search Engine Usage Statistics for February 2006

Nielson/Net Ratings has released new search engine statistics for Feb 2006. Each of the search engines is maintaining their market share with less than 1% change in the main search engines. Overall, there were 5.3 billion searches performed in February of 2006, which is up from the 3.8 billion in February of 2005.

Search Engine Share of Searches
Google 48.5%
Yahoo 22.5%
MSN 10.7%
AOL 6.6%

With over 5 billion searches happening in a single month and growing, it appears that Search Engine Optimization (SEO) will become more and more important as people turn to the Internet to find what they need.