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Google Increases Market Share

In Feb, up to 42.3% from 36.3% (at the expense of Yahoo / MSN)

     

poster_boy

12:07 am on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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[biz.yahoo.com...]

According to ComScore data for February, Google increased its market share to 42.3%, from 36.3% on a year-over-year basis. High-profile rivals Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO - News) and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT - News) both dipped. Yahoo!'s search share fell to 27.6% from 31.1%, while MSN's share dropped to 13.5% from 16.3%. In an interesting aside, IAC/InterActiveCorp.'s (Nasdaq: IACI - News) Ask.com increased to 6% from 5.3%. (Ask.com recently dropped long-time gentleman's gentleman Jeeves and has embarked on a TV ad campaign entreating folks to give its search tools a whirl.)

[edited by: engine at 11:34 am (utc) on Mar. 29, 2006]
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wildbest

12:58 pm on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Expect today GOOG shares to head north again!

randle

2:27 pm on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Google increased its market share to 42.3%, from 36.3%

I would like to know where they get these numbers because there not even close to the world I live in. Google at 42%? I have never seen any stats I look at, for any site we have, reflect a number that low.

trinorthlighting

3:26 pm on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I wonder how comscore data got its data? I would not rely on this infomation. They probally did some sort of survey.

poster_boy

3:52 pm on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Just a guess: Perhaps, they're ignoring the syndication networks and measuring Google.com vs. Yahoo.com vs. MSN.com vs. Ask.com.

If so, I'd buy the distribution. Google's network is substantial... with that included the % share is likely over 60%.

cerebrum

5:10 pm on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Google has much more share in my log referrals. I think comscore must take a big sample size.

Pico_Train

5:16 pm on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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60% is probably more accurate for my niche

treeline

5:18 pm on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm guessing they count any type of search, such as news, jobs, or shopping, as Google's percentage has seemed too low on studies for years. If you include searches that are effectively just within Yahoo or MSN's sites, maybe that explains it. For pure web searches, I'd guess Google's share is closer to 65%.

trinorthlighting

6:11 pm on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Do not forget to subtract sponsor searches....

ubermember

12:39 pm on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)



in germany it's a common sight to see google delivering 80 to 90% of the search engine visitors.

phantombookman

2:18 pm on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Some of my sites are up to 97% Google!

In my main sectors if you do not rank in Google you may as well not be on the internet, and I mean that literally

 

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