Google continues its dominance of the US search market, a new study has revealed.
This compares to almost 21 percent for Yahoo!, seven percent for MSN Search and just over four percent for Ask.com.
Hitwise highlighted that search engines remain the “primary” resource by which users navigate the internet.
It revealed that an increasing number of people use search engines to browse key industry categories, such as shopping, health and news.
“Comparing December 2007 to December 2006, the travel, entertainment, business and finance, and sports categories showed double-digit increases in their share of traffic coming directly from search engines,” the company stated.
This compares to 65 percent using telephone directories and just 44 percent using local newspapers to find such information.