Industry analyst comScore has released its monthly analysis of the search industry in the United States. Findings show that Google Sites has continued to be on the top of the most queried search engine in the U.S., handling 66.5 percent of the total search queries conducted by users.
Google Sites led the ranking with 66.5 percent of the total market shares – higher by 0.1 percent point than the previous month, followed by Microsoft Sites with 15.4 percent. Yahoo Sites! ranked third with 13.5 percent (0.2 percent points lower than the last month). Ask Network and AOL, Inc. completed the top five with 3.o and 1.6 percent of the market shares, respectively.
When it came to the number of queries entered in the search engines, there was not much of a change to the ranking. Of the total 17.1 billion searches conducted in April, Google Sites stayed on top of the ranks by hosting 11.4 billion. Microsoft Sites was stuck at second with 2.6 billion of the searches they handled. Yahoo! Sites came third with 2.3 billion of the searches. Ask Network and AOL, Inc. had 511 million and 271 million, respectively, staying on the bottom of the pile.
For the month of April, 68.7 percent of the searches served search results from Google while 25.9 percent were from MSN’s Bing.