The April 2011 qSearch data reflect the impact of Yahoo! Search Direct, Yahoo!’s new feature that delivers search results in real-time while users type their query. Yahoo! Search Direct was available only on Yahoo! U.S. Web Search for the month of April.
Google led the U.S. explicit core search market in April with 65.4% market share, followed by Yahoo! with 15.9% (up 0.2 percentage) and Microsoft with 14.1% (up 0.2 percentage).
Google lost 0.3 percent of the search market in April, according to the report.
More than 16.2 billion explicit core searches were conducted in April. Google ranked first with 10.7 billion searches, followed by Yahoo! 2.6 billion, Microsoft 2.3 billion.
Google accounted for 64.2% of total core search queries conducted (up 0.1 percentage), followed by Yahoo! 17.9% and Microsoft 13.8% (up 0.2 percentage).