Xiti, the audience measurement leader in France, has just released May’s rankings in search engine market shares. Of course, there’s no surprise in it. Google is way far ahead of its main competitors, Yahoo and MSN.
With 90.33% of the market share, Google maintains its monopoly of the web searches in France.
Yahoo!, on the other hand, lost 0.17 points compared to April and is only 0.45 away fro Microsoft’s Live Search.
That only leaves less than 5% to the really small players.
It is interesting to notice, though, that search market shares are not at all directly related to the unique visitor volume. According to Nielsen//NetRatings, in March 2008, Google sites had 21.5M unique visitors, 1.3M more than Microsoft’s 20.2M while Yahoo! ranks 6th with 10.8M.
Should I also tell you that Google is in fact the only search engine that has increased its market share in May (+0.32 points vs. April)…?