Google seizes search share in April

Internet search queries dropped 2 percent from March to April in the U.S., and Google gained over rivals.

ComScore

Google gained share of U.S. search in April compared with rivals, ComScore said Wednesday.

Compared with March, the company gained 1.8 percentage points to reach 61.6 percent share, ComScore said. Yahoo dropped 0.9 percentage points to 20.4 percent, Microsoft dropped 0.3 to 9.1 percent, AOL dropped 0.2 to 4.6 percent, and Ask dropped 0.4 percent to 4.3.

Americans conducted 10.6 billion search queries total in April, a number that dropped 2 percent from March, ComScore said. That means Google increased its absolute number of queries 1 percent, but all the others dropped.

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