May 2007: Google Still King of Search

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?

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4 Responses to May 2007: Google Still King of Search

  1. For my money, the only time I will use a different engine is when Google stops returning good results. So far they return good results, better than MSN or Live search or whatever M$ calls it now. Oddly I do have some smug satisfaction watching the lumbering M$beast wrap its head around not being #1 at something they want to be good at.

    Sometimes my searches turn up nothing, but mostly because I search for some odd things, in those cases I try the other search engines (vivisimo is my other random favorite) but rarely do they find something that google failed to.

  2. i can´t imagin how yahoo achieved 20%?

    who searches with yahoo? the only thing they have is a nice personal website (which i use too), including a nice calendar (which is my start page) and some nice widgets. but that´s all. i would never use them to search things on the internet. for me "search = google". and i think this´ll be like this for a loooooong time.

    matthias

  3. For my money, the only time I will use a different engine is when Google stops returning good results. So far they return good results, better than MSN or Live search or whatever M$ calls it now. Oddly I do have some smug satisfaction watching the lumbering M$beast wrap its head around not being #1 at something they want to be good at.

    Sometimes my searches turn up nothing, but mostly because I search for some odd things, in those cases I try the other search engines (vivisimo is my other random favorite) but rarely do they find something that google failed to.

  4. i can´t imagin how yahoo achieved 20%?
    who searches with yahoo? the only thing they have is a nice personal website (which i use too), including a nice calendar (which is my start page) and some nice widgets. but that´s all. i would never use them to search things on the internet. for me “search = google”. and i think this´ll be like this for a loooooong time.
    matthias

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