In April 2006, Google gained in search market share for the 9th consecutive month and maintained its status as market leader with 43.1% of all US searches conducted on its sites. Yahoo! remained in second place with 28.0%, while MSN ranked third with 12.9%. Americans conducted 6.6 bln searches online in April, up 4% from last month. Google Sites led the pack with 2.9 bln search queries performed, followed by Yahoo Sites (1.9 bln), MSN-Microsoft (858 mln), Time-Warner Network (457 mln), and Ask Jeeves/Ask Network (384 mln). MySpace.com has been added to the search engine rankings for April 2006, coming in at 6th place with 43 mln search queries performed (0.6% share of the US search market). Google and Yahoo! continued their dominance among toolbar searches, combining for more than 95% of the market share in April. Google grabbed 48.0% of toolbar searches, while Yahoo! captured 47.6%.
Share of Online Searches by Engine
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