U.S. Web users conducted 6.3 billion searches last month--up 30 percent from July of 2005, according to new data from comScore's qSearch unit. Google sites drew 43.7 percent of all online searches
last month, marking a gain of more than 7 points from last year's 36.5 percent. But while Google clearly led the field, the search company saw its market share drop one point from June's 44.7 percent.
Yahoo sites garnered 28.8 percent of searches--down from last year's 30.5 percent, but up slightly from June's 28.5 percent. MSN-Microsoft sites drew 12.8 percent--a drop of nearly 3 points from last
year's 15.5 percent and flat from June. Overall, U.S. Web users conducted 6.3 billion searches last month--up 30 percent from July of 2005.