Google still holds the top seat of the globe’s most popular search engine, despite recent moves by Yahoo and MSN. OneStat.com, provider of real-time intelligence web analytics, today reported that Google’s global usage share remains stable and that Google’s search site is the number one search engine in the world. Google’s global usage share has risen from 56.1 percent to 56.4 percent. Google’s global usage share has increased 0.3 percent the last 5 months . Yahoo’s global usage share remains also stable. The second largest search engine on the web has a global usage share of 21.1 percent.
The 7 largest search engines on the web are:
1. Google 56.4%
2. Yahoo 21.1
3. MSN Search 9.2%
4. AOL Search 3.8%
5. Terra Lycos 2.0
6. Altavista 1.7%
7. Askjeeves 1.7%
All numbers are an average of the last 2 months.
Methodology: A global usage share of xx percent for search engine Y means that xx percent of the visitors of Internet users arrived at sites that are using one of OneStat.com’s services by using search engine Y. All numbers mentioned in the research are averages and all measurements are normalised to the GMT timezone. Research is based on a sample of 2 million visitors divided into 20,000 visitors of 100 countries each day.