Google Gains Share In Search, Again

May.27.07 | About: Alphabet Inc. (GOOG)

ComScore has issued its analysis of search engine queries for April, and as usual Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is gaining share.

Google’s share of the U.S. home, work and university query market was 49.7%, up from 48.3% in March. Yahoo’s (NASDAQ:YHOO) share slipped to 26.8%, from 27.5%; Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) fell to 10.3% from 10.9%; Ask (IACI) dipped to 5.1% from 5.2% (despite the fact that it has The Algorithm) and Time Warner’s (NYSE:TWX) AOL unit had 5% share, flat with March.

This is interesting, though: Americans did 7.3 billion queries in April, virtually unchanged from March, although up 11% from a year earlier. That seems like less growth than I would have guessed, which makes me wonder: Is search a maturing market?