Search engine market shares in Jan 2006: Google – 41.4%, Yahoo! – 28.7, MSN – 13.7%

comScore Networks reported that in January 2006, Google reinforced its status as market leader of the US search market with a 41.4% share of all searches submitted, up more than 6% versus January 2005. Yahoo! Search maintained the #2 spot in the ranking with 28.7% share of all searches, while MSN Search ranked third capturing 13.7% of all online searches.

Internet search market in January 2006

  Jan 2005 Jan 2006 Change, %
Total searches, bln. 4.95 5.48 10.7
Google 35.1 41.4 +6.3
Yahoo! 31.8 28.7 -3.1
MSN 16 13.7 -2.3
AOL 9.6 7.9 -1.7
Ask 5.1 5.6 +0.5
Source: comScore Networks