Google Extends Lead over Yahoo, Microsoft
Google extended its lead over competitors Yahoo and Microsoft in April and now accounts for 67 percent of all search queries worldwide, according to a report released by ComScore.
Sixty-seven percent of queries worldwide went through Google in April, up from 66.3 percent the previous month. Yahoo slipped to 18.8 percent from 19.2 percent. Microsofts MSN and assorted others remained at 7.7 percent.
ComScore also released its Video Metrix rankings for March 2007 on June 4, showing Google sites as the top U.S. streaming video properties with 57.4 million unique people streaming and 1.2 billion video streams initiated. YouTube.com, Googles recently acquired video site, drove most of the streaming activity with 53.5 million unique streamers and 1.1 billion streams initiated. Google sites account for 16.7 percent of all streams online.
Yahoo garnered the second most amount of streams with 434 million, or 6.2 percent of all streams online. Fox Interactive sites, which includes MySpace.com, accounted for 421 million streams, or 6 percent of all streams online.