Google, Yahoo Grow Search Share
Apr 25, 2006, 6:00 AM
Google and Yahoo are increasing their market share of search, while MSN now lags even further behind, according to new data by Nielsen//NetRatings. Overall, search users conducted 5.9 billion searches last month, up 36 percent from March of 2005, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. But the two largest search engines--Google and Yahoo-saw even higher growth. Google searches increased 41 percent, from 2.1 billion in March 2005 to 2.9 billion last month; Yahoo searches grew 47 percent, to 1.3 billion last month from 907.8 million one year ago. MSN, meanwhile, grew by just 9 percent year-over-year, 5rom 592.2 million to 643.8 million.