Search engine market shares in February 2006: Google – 42.3%, Yahoo! – 27.6%, MSN – 13.5%

Google’s share of the search market rose to 42.3% in February 2006 from 36.3% in February 2005, according to ComScore. Searches on Yahoo 27.6% of the market, down from 31.1% in February 2005, while queries on MSN fell to 13.5% from 16.3%. Ask.com was the only other search engine to gain share, to 6% of the market from 5.3% in February 2005.