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:
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:
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...