Searches Down Month-To-Month: Google Gains Slightly More US Market Share

Mar 20, 2008 • 7:51 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Search Engine Industry News

comScore released February 2008 U.S. Search Engine Rankings which showed that month-to-month, search volume was down about 6-percent from January 2008 to February 2008. Here are the stats on that by engine:

comScore Search Stats - February 2008

At the same time, Google gained slightly more market share in the US, when compared to the previous month. In February 2008, Google saw a 59.2 percent share up from 58.5 percent in January 2008. Note, Danny hates comparing stats month to month - and I am sure he will have his huge stats slides up soon to give us a better perspective of patterns we are seeing, if any - in the industry. Here are the stats by engine:

comScore Search Stats - February 2008

Tons of coverage on this can be found at Techmeme. The forum threads discussing the comScore stats are at WebmasterWorld and DigitalPoint Forums. Here are some quotes from the threads:

There's 2 less days in Feb than Jan. Gosh, I wonder why total monthly searches were down. Journalists love a sensationalist story about Google, and Comscore definitely loves the free PR they get when these stories run.

This is not only for google, i think all are getting affected from economy crisis now a days...

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld and DigitalPoint Forums.

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