Google Search Stats, Utah, Microsoft-Stomping and Acquiring Yahoo

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.

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Comments

  1. Joe says:

    Re: Utah’s dumb laws
    I live in Utah and never heard one word about this law until yesterday. I’ve read up on it and still can’t figure out what it’s supposed to do. Unfortunately, we have a significant minority of dumb legislators who try to enact laws they know will be challenged in court–they even debate the budget for the defense.
    Of course, this is a state that is actually very well fiscally managed, even if it does still have a sales tax on food, but still managed to okay $30 million on a stupid soccer stadium that Salt Lake County nixed because “it made no business sense.” (The county insisted that Real Salt Lake show that they were a sound business and the team didn’t produce a scintilla of evidence they even knew their ass from a hole in the ground.)

  2. mathew says:

    “Microsoft has virtually no choice but to launch an acquisition in this area this year, and Yahoo remains as good a guess as anyone.”
    honestly? no choice?

  3. Andi says:

    Microsoft integrating Yahoo? I’d pay to watch that–standing well back of course to avoid being spattered with purple blood.