February was a strong month for Google – the number of searches to the site was up one percent to equal 66.44% (to be exact) of searches in the U.S. I believe this is a new high, because according to HitWise, Google reached their highest share of searches in December 2007 – at 65.98%.
Again Google takes the majority and the other search engines don’t come close. Yahoo! Search had almost 21% of searches, MSN Search got almost 7% (so if you could perfectly combine the two top competitors as Microsoft hopes, you’d be closer to 30%).
Ask.com had 4.16% of searches. As far as the long tail, it was really long – every other search engine (46 total) together accounted for just 1.87 percent of U.S. searches last month.