Juan Carlos Perez at InfoWorld:
Google held on to its commanding lead as the preferred search engine in the U.S. in May, processing almost 60 percent of all queries filed, far ahead of its two closest competitors, Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp.
Google nabbed 59.3 percent of search queries, followed by Yahoo in a very distant second place with 22 percent and Microsoft’s MSN with 12.1 percent, market researcher Hitwise Pty. Ltd. said Thursday.
Compared with March 2006, the May figures from Hitwise show Google gaining 1 percentage point of share, Yahoo staying almost flat and Microsoft losing 1 percentage point.