Image search market shares: Google – 71.9%, Yahoo! – 19.1%

Among search verticals, image search enjoyed the strongest YTY growth in February 2006, increasing 91%. Google enjoyed the lion’s share of image search, with 71.9%, followed by Yahoo! with 19.1% and Ask.com with 3.5%. MSN and AOL rounded out the top five image search providers.

Image searches in February 2006

Total Image Searches, 000 189,249 362,299
Google Image Search 76.3% 71.9%
Yahoo! Image Search 13.9% 19.1%
Ask.com Image Search 1.5% 3.5%
MSN Image Search 2.3% 2.3%
AOL Image Search 1.0% 1.4%
Source: Nielsen//NetRatings