According to comScore, 43.7% of all search queries conducted in the United States in July used a Google search engine, down from the 44.7% attributed to Google the month before.
ComScore reports No. 2 Internet search engine Yahoo Search, from Yahoo Inc., saw its share of U.S. Internet search queries increase to 28.8% in July from 28.5% the month before.
Meanwhile search engine AOL’s U.S. share was up to 5.9% in July from the 5.6% it garnered in June, comScore notes.
Also soaking up Google’s U.S. losses was Ask, owned by IAC Search & Media . The Ask search engine’s U.S. market share rose to 5.4% in July from 5.1% in June, comScore reported.
It wasn’t good news for Microsoft though – their share was flat. The comScore Web site doesn’t have a press release yet, but you do have to wonder about the margin of error since they are shaving fractions of a point. In any case, it looks like Google’s US share has stalled even if you want to count AOL search as part of their total.
Update 8/21: The comScore press release is now online.