According to a new research conducted by Hitwise, a renowned search marketing and consulting firm, nearly two-third (65.13%) of all U.S. searches for May have been done using Google’s search engine, up from 59.3% just a year ago. On their side, Yahoo, MSN Search and Ask.com have respectively received 20.89, 7.61 and 3.92 percent.
Hitwise US – Leading Search Engines – May, 2007
This list features the top 4 leading search engines based on US Internet usage, ranked by volume of searches for the 4 weeks ending May 26, 2007.
Rank Search Engine Volume 1. www.google.com 65.13% 2. search.yahoo.com 20.89% 3. search.msn.com 7.61% 4. www.ask.com 3.92%
Source – Hitwise – May, 2007 – based on volume of searches.
If we fast foward to next year, do you think Google will keep on increasing its lead on other search engines or will its user base eventually stagnate?