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April 24, 2006

MSN Search share falling according to Nielsen

Posted by David Hunter at 7:38 PM ET.

Nielsen/NetRatings has released their latest Web search market share statistics and it’s bad news for MSN Search:

Nielsen/NetRatings, a global leader in Internet media and market share research, today announced that year over year, searches on Google and Yahoo! grew 41 percent and 47 percent, respectively, outpacing the the overall search growth rate of 36 percent. Google’s searches increased from 2.1 billion in March 2005 to 2.9 billion in March 2006, while in the same time period Yahoo’s searches increased from 907.8 million to 1.3 billion. The No. 3 search provider, MSN, saw a 9 percent year-over-year growth in searches, from 592.2 million to 643.8 million.

In March, Google and Yahoo! gained search market share, increasing two percentage points and one percentage point year over year, respectively. Google now accounts for 49 percent of all searches, Yahoo! 22 percent. MSN’s share dropped slightly from 14 to 11 percent.

Filed under Coopetition, Google, MSN, MSN Search, Microsoft, Yahoo

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  1. May search share static according to Nielsen -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] That’s unchanged from last month except that Yahoo gained a percentage point. Total searches were up by about a third for all the players. Filed under Coopetition, MSN, Google, MSN Search, Yahoo, Windows Live, Windows Live Search, Microsoft   [Permalink] [...]

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