Google Inc.’s share of the 6.5 billion Web searches conducted in the U.S. in August inched up, reversing a loss the company saw in July, according to reports from comScore Networks and Nielsen NetRatings released Tuesday.
Data from comScore, an Internet research company, showed Google held a 44.1 percent share of U.S. search queries, up from 43.7 percent in July. Nielsen NetRatings estimated the share at 50.2 percent, up from 49.2 percent last month.
Microsoft is reportedly in 3rd place as usual and comScore has them at %12.5 down from %12.8 in July and %15.8 a year ago, while I have yet to see the Nielsen details for Microsoft. As always, we’re talking small changes in the monthly numbers, but if you would like to try to discern longer term trends, Danny Sullivan has the Nielsen numbers graphed for 19 months up through July at SearchEngineWatch.