Google gets nearly 60 percent of U.S. searches- report

Google accounted for 59 percent of Web searches conducted in the United States in May, more than double the searches on Yahoo, data analysis provider Hitwise said on Thursday. Google had 59.3 percent of the searches last month, up from 58.6 percent in April, the statistics show. Meanwhile, Yahoo and MSN had 22 percent and 12.1 percent, respectively. Google's share of U.S. searches has risen slightly for the last three months, while Yahoo's and MSN's have inched down, according to Hitwise.

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