Google’s market share still rising

January 9, 2008

Hitwise have released some new figures (found via Marketing Charts) which show that Google managed to account for 66% of all U.S. searches during the four weeks up to the 29th December.

It seems we’re set for another year of Google domination in the search engine market. I can’t see anyone making a dent in their market share for quite a while (although the Microsoft/FAST deal may make things interesting eventually).

Another interesting stat from the report is that the travel sector has received 22% more traffic from Google from December ’06 to December ’07 and a 12% increase in traffic from search engines in general.

This shows that for those of us in online travel the search engine is still going to be the major source of qualified traffic. Time to shift that banner spend into something more lucrative like paid search!


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