Google gained 75% more searches between December 2004 and December 2005

The top three search engines all experienced double-digit growth YTY in December 2005. Google Search grew 75% to nearly 2.5 bln searches; Yahoo! Search rose 53% to nearly 1.1 bln searches, and MSN Search increased 20% to 553 mln searches.

Search engine use in December 2005
  Searches, 000 Growth
Search engine Dec 2004 Dec 2005 YTY
Google 1,414,778 2,475,895 75
Yahoo! 711,857 1,085,918 53
MSN 460,377 553,476 20
Source: Nielsen//NetRatings