May 19, 2009, 12:00 AM

Online Americans keep searching and Google keeps growing

Americans in April conducted 14.8 billion searches, up 3% from March, comScore reports. Google continued to increase its market share, accounting for 64.2% of searches in April versus 63.7% in March.

Internet search continues to be one of the major activities of online users in the U.S. In April, Americans conducted 14.8 billion searches, up 3% from March, comScore Inc. reports. Google continued to increase its market share, accounting for 64.2% of searches in April versus 63.7% in March.

ComScore reports that search engines carved up the market in April as follows (March share, April share, growth/decline):

  • Google, 63.7%, 64.2%, 0.5%
  • Yahoo, 20.5%, 20.4%, -0.1%
  • Microsoft, 8.3%, 8.2%, -0.1%
  • Ask, 3.8%, 3.8%, 0.0%
  • AOL, 3.7%, 3.4%, -0.3%
By number of searches (in millions), the search engines ranked as follows (March, April, growth/decline):
  • Google, 9,125, 9,476, 4%
  • Yahoo, 2,939, 3,008, 2%
  • Microsoft, 1,191, 1,208, 1%
  • Ask, 547, 563, 3%
  • AOL, 529, 496, -6%

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