Hitwise has out its March 2007 U.S. search market stats, and Google’s dominance continues and grows. The company took in a whopping 64.1% of all U.S. searches in the month, up from 63.9% in February, and way up from 58.3% in the year-ago month.
At least as importantly, the Microsoft-stomping continues as well. That company’s share of U.S. searches was down from 13.1% to 9.15% year-over-year, as well as declining slightly from February to March. Lest anyone think otherwise, Microsoft has virtually no choice but to launch an acquisition in this area this year, and Yahoo remains as good a guess as anyone.
Google’s importance in driving industry flow grows as well, as the following Hitwise figure shows. Good thing Utah is, via its new legislation, keeping the world safe from this sort of predatory keyword-driven traffic. Nitwits.