Google Share of Search at 72 Percent of All Searches

Hitwise released a press report showing that Google stays at 72 % of U.S. Searches in February 2009

Google accounted for 72.11 % of all U.S. searches while Yahoo! Search, MSN Search and Ask.com received 17.04 %, 5.56 % and 3.74 % respectively.

According to Forbes Google Handles 235 Million Searches Per Day.  Here is the total Percentage of U.S. searches among leading search engine providers, as provided by Hitwise:

Domain Feb-09 Jan-09 Feb-08 Year-over-year % change
google.com 72.11% 72.09% 66.47% 8%
search.yahoo.com 17.04% 17.81% 20.60% -17%
search.msn.com 5.56%* 5.44%* 6.95%* -20%
www.ask.com 3.74% 3.31% 4.16% -10%

The remaining 46 search engines in the Hitwise Search Engine Analysis Tool accounted for 1.56 % of U.S. searches. Data is based on four-week rolling periods from the Hitwise sample of 10 million U.S. Internet users.

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