ComScore: Google and Bing gain as Yahoo! slips

[AFP] Google and Bing gained ground in the US Internet search market in March at the expense of Ask, AOL, and Yahoo!, according to figures released Wednesday by industry tracker comScore.Google continued to be the prime tool used to seek online information, handling 65.7 percent of “explicit” queries as compared to 65.4 percent the previous month, comScore reported.
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http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/google-and-bing-gain-as-yahoo-slips-in-search-20110414-1dejn.htmlAlso see:comScore Releases March 2011 U.S. Search Engine Rankings [news release]
comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of the U.S. search marketplace. Google Sites led the explicit core search market in March with 65.7 percent of search queries conducted.U.S. Explicit Core SearchGoogle Sites led the U.S. explicit core search market in March with 65.7 percent market share (up 0.3 percentage points), followed by Yahoo! Sites with 15.7 percent and Microsoft sites with 13.9 percent (up 0.3 percentage points). Ask Network accounted for 3.1 percent of explicit core searches, followed by AOL, Inc. with 1.6 percent.More than 16.9 billion explicit core searches were conducted in March. Google Sites ranked first with 11.1 billion searches, followed by Yahoo! Sites with 2.7 billion, Microsoft Sites with 2.4 billion, Ask Network with 520 million and AOL, Inc. with 272 million.U.S. Total Core SearchGoogle Sites accounted for 64.1 percent of total core search queries conducted, followed by Yahoo! Sites with 18.0 percent and Microsoft Sites with 13.6 percent. Ask Network comprised 2.8 percent of total search queries, followed by AOL, Inc. with 1.4 percent.Americans conducted 18.9 billion total core search queries in March. Google Sites ranked first with 12.1 billion searches, followed by Yahoo! Sites with 3.4 billion and Microsoft Sites with 2.6 billion.
www.comscore.com/Press_Events/Press_Releases/2011/4/comScore_Releases_March_2011_U.S._Search_Engine_Rankings

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