Monday, May 28, 2007

Google's market share jumped in April

Web search leader Google Inc. in April showed a sharp gain in market share among U.S. Web search users, taking business from its three closest rivals, research firm comScore Inc. said on Friday.

Google held 49.7 percent of the U.S. search market, up 1.4 percentage points over March.

By contrast, the No. 2-ranked Web search provider, Yahoo Inc. saw its U.S. search share in April fall 0.7 points to 26.8 percent. Microsoft Corp.'s sites lost 0.6 percentage points to 10.3 percent, comScore data showed. IAC/InterActiveCorp's fell 0.1 percentage points in April to 5.1 percent of the U.S market, it said.

Outside of the United States, various surveys put Google's share of the Web search market at 60 percent or better।

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