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 Ask.com 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.