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Google is the primary online search engine of professionals as well as the most popular toolbar in home browser/applications, according to a new ChangeWave Research.
Google is the primary online search engine of professionals as well as the most popular toolbar in home browser/applications, according to a new ChangeWave Research study. But Yahoo ranked above Google as the overall favorite web site.
ChangeWave found that 78% of 1,440 professionals surveyed use Google as their primary search engine, compared with the 14% who use Yahoo. 38% said they use Google’s toolbar in their home browsers while only 28% said they use Yahoo’s toolbar.
But Yahoo is the most popular web site, with 32% saying it is their favorite, compared with 17% for Google. Yahoo also was named by 32% as their primary web site for online news and information, followed by MSN (10%), CNN (8%), and Google (5%).
When asked if they used more Google products and services than a year ago, 52% of those surveyed said yes, compared to 1% who said no, ChangeWave says. 31% said they used more Yahoo products and services this year and 8% said they used less.