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May 25, 2006 at 4:34 PM

MSN Search: When will the bleeding stop?

Nielsen//NetRatings brings us news that, once again, Microsoft is losing market share in the Web search business while Google continues to gain.

For the month of April, Google accounted for 50 percent of all searches, according to the research group. That’s up from a 47 percent share in April 2005.

Yahoo! Search remained flat from year to year, with a 22 percent market share. MSN Search dropped by one point from 12 percent to 11 percent.

All three had double-digit growth in the number of searches performed, however. Google Search grew by 34 percent to 2.7 billion, Yahoo! Search grew by 27 percent to 1.2 billion and MSN Search was up by 10 percent to 570 million.

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