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Hitwise: October US Search Stats Show Google at 64%

6:33 pm on Nov 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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According to Hitwise, in October, Google's share of US searches was 64.49%, with Yahoo at 21.65%, MSN at 7.42%* and ask.com at 4.76%

*excluding searches at live.com

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[edited by: tedster at 5:49 pm (utc) on Nov. 20, 2007]

7:42 pm on Nov 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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ComScore and HitWise workers probably got pretty nice Christmas gifts to show MSN-Live loosing market share.

Since I didn't get my Christmas gifts, I'll stick with my own Web site statistics and actual facts:

1. Deployment of IE 7 and Windows Vista
2. Windows Live services. Hotmail-Spaces users are now using MSN-Live
3. Interface, MSN vs Yahoo vs Google

8:46 pm on Nov 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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but we would all be a lot better off, Joe surfer included, if the others could step up their games.

I completely agree, and in regards to MSN at least, their fall is completely their own doing. They initially started out pretty much OK with MSN/LIVE -- not perfect, but with potential -- however in the past few months something has happened and it ain't pretty. The fact that their search is clearly broken is being discussed here and at numerous other boards around the web.

How it is that one of the richest and smartest companies on earth has been unable to develop (for several years now) a superior search service remains, for me, one of life's mysteries. Say what you will about Commander Bill, if he was still running the show in Redmond, this would not stand.


2:11 am on Dec 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Google allows webmasters to monetize search through adsense, it will be interesting to see what happens when Yahoo! follows suit and people switch.

How much of that 64% is comming from third party sites who have a google search feature?

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