Google continues to control the search query market by a considerable margin, as Americans increasingly turn to search for their Web needs, data from Comscore indicated Tuesday. Google garnered 42.7 percent of all searches, a figure that is up 6.3 percent in the past year, and a half percent in the last month.
Yahoo came in second with 28 percent, up 0.4 percent from last month although down 2.6 percent from last year. MSN is the third-ranked search engine, down 0.3 percent from last month, and down 3.3 percent year over year. Time Warner’s AOL came in fourth with 7.6 percent of the market, down 1.4 percent from the year previous, while Ask.com finished fifth with 5.9 percent, down slightly from last month, but up 0.4 percent from March 2005. Overall, search queries are up 15 percent year over year, and 10 percent from February.