Google Accounts for 71% of US Searches in August

Hitwise reports that Google has accounted for 71% of all US searches in the month of August., an increase of over 11% since its market share last year. Yahoo got 18.26% market share, MSN 5.32% and ended with 3.45% of all US searches.

Key facts in report:

-Only Google recorded an increase in search share both from the previous month and the year-earlier period.

-The remaining 46 search engines in the Hitwise Search Engine Analysis Tool accounted for 1.95% of US searches.

-From August 2007 to August 2008, Entertainment, Business and Finance, Sports, Online Video and Social Networking categories showed double-digit increases in their share of traffic coming directly from search engines.

Pablo Palatnik
Pablo Palatnik is the author of the blog PalatnikFactor, focusing on all things Online Marketing and Search Engine Optimization specialist for Fortune3, a shopping cart software company by online retailers, for online retailers.

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