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Google Inc.'s (GOOG) share of the U.S. Internet search market dipped a full percentage point in July when compared to June's total, according to research released Friday by comScore Networks Inc.
"We think (the) loss in domestic market share could signal a topping point" for Google, he wrote. "We do not expect Google's aggressive market share gains to continue in perpetuity."
Please read stats with a bit of statistical weary eye. A 1% difference is well within a margin of error.
Maps-I can't watch the local news without seeing Google Maps used at least twice.
I haven't noticed this myself. Maybe I'm not paying attention.
On the other hand, I can't watch the local news OR a late-night talk show without seeing YouTube at least once...
In business & finance, Yahoo rank #1 at 34.9%, Google #40 at 0.29%.
In maps, Mapquest is #1 at 56.3%. Google Maps is #3 at 7.5%.
Email services, Yahoo is #1 at 42.4%, Gmail's "growing penetration" puts them at #4, 2.54%. (Behind MSN #2 at 22.980% and - yikes! - Myspace Mail #3 at 19.5%.)
One has to be careful how one throws-around "among the leaders", or "market leader".
Since we mentioned Nielsen, they published their market share data on the 21st.
Anyway, better to have actual metrics than subjective "market leader" proclaimations, and then let people decide for themselves how well Google is doing in these other areas.