Google US search share jumps to 58.5%

Google enjoyed one of its biggest monthly gains in U.S. Web search market share in October, building on consistent gains over the past two years, according to industry data out on Wednesday. see:comScore Releases October U.S. Search Engine Rankings [news release]comScore released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of the search marketplace. Among core search engines in October 2007, Google Sites remained the top search property with more than 6.1 billion core searches conducted, representing a 58.5 percent share of the search market. October was a strong month for overall search activity, as each of the five core search engines achieved at least 5 percent growth in the number of searches conducted.October U.S. Core Search RankingsIn October, Google Sites increased its lead atop the core search ranking with 58.5 percent of U.S. searches, gaining 1.5 share points versus the previous month. Yahoo! Sites ranked second with 22.9 percent, followed by Microsoft Sites (9.7 percent), Ask Network (4.7 percent) and Time Warner Network (4.2 percent).In October, Americans conducted 10.5 billion searches at the core search engines, marking a 12-percent increase versus September. More than 6.1 billion core searches were conducted at Google Sites during the month (up 15 percent), while Yahoo! Sites recorded 2.4 billion (up 8 percent). All core search engines posted solid gains in search query volume in October.October U.S. Expanded Search RankingsIn the October 2007 analysis of the Top 50 properties worldwide where search activity is observed, Google Sites led the pack with approximately 7.5 billion searches. Yahoo! Sites ranked second with nearly 2.6 billion searches, followed by Microsoft Sites (1 billion), Time Warner Network (905 million) and Ask Network (493 million). saw particularly strong growth, gaining nearly 23 percent in search query volume versus September, while entered the ranking at number 9 with 152 million searches.This news release with tables is also available from

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