Google receives over two-thirds of May searches

Google accounted for 68.29 per cent of all US searches in the four weeks ending May 31, 2008, according to webstats site Hitwise. Yahoo! Search, MSN Search, and Ask.com each received 19.95-, 5.89- and 4.23 per cent respectively. The remaining 41 search engines in the Hitwise Search Engine Analysis Tool accounted for 1.63 per cent of US searches.

Google accounted for 68.29 per cent of all US searches in the four weeks ending May 31, 2008, according to webstats site Hitwise. Yahoo! Search, MSN Search, and Ask.com each received 19.95-, 5.89- and 4.23 per cent respectively. The remaining 41 search engines in the Hitwise Search Engine Analysis Tool accounted for 1.63 per cent of US searches.

In the UK, Google search properties (Google.co.uk and Google.com) accounted for 87 per cent of all UK searches in May 2008 - representing a 12 per cent increase compared to May 2007. Yahoo! search properties accounted for 4.09 per cent of UK searches in May 2008, a 0.2 per cent increase compared to April 2008.

MSN search properties accounted for 3.72 per cent, and Ask search properties accounted for 3.07 per cent of searches. MSN increased two per cent compared to April 2008, and Ask increased 0.6 percent.

Search engines continue to be the primary way Internet users navigate to key industry categories. Comparing May 2008 to May 2007, the travel, news and media, entertainment, business and finance, sports, online video and social networking categories showed double digit increases in their share of traffic coming directly from search engines.

Further information:  www.hitwise.com.

̵6;Search: the next generation̵7; ̵1; see Engineering & Technology magazine, published 21 June 2008. Www.theiet.org/engtechmag

Image: search engines continue to be the primary way Internet users navigate to key industry categories says Hitwise.

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