The search engine company, Google, have accomplished another feat last May. Known for being the search engine giant Google have been developing new ways to serve its clients. Recent acquisition of smaller companies have contributed to the increase in the different services that the search engine giant is offering to their clients. Despite of all the different things going on in the development of the different services being offered by Google the company still maintains its status as the search engine giant. Ever since its launch Google have dominated the search engine industry and have been continuously keeping its status as the search engine giant. It could be remembered that Google have overtaken and have kept its lead from its competitors Yahoo and Bing despite of the fact that the two competitors for Google’s position have even merged or have joined forces in order to give Google a run for its money or so they think. Google however was removed from the number one spot in terms of traffic, this is because of the fact that it was overtaken by an unlikely competitor and that is the social networking site Facebook, with Facebooks’ more than five hundred million registered members it is definitely possible to overtake Google.
Despite of this set-back with Facebook, Hitwise, a web measurement usage company, have announced that Google accomplished a feat last May by increasing its share of search queries in the United States. As of the report gathered by Hitwise last May Google gathered 72.2% of web searches which is higher than the previous month of 71.4%. Yahoo, in constant second fell from 15% during the month of April to 14.4% during the month of May. Microsoft’s share also fell from 9.4% to 9.2% With this result from Hitwise it is clear the Google still remains to be the most dominant force in the world of search engines.