The March Nielsen//NetRatings are out, and the numbers for MSN Search are so dismal, Microsoft should consider giving it up. Google’s share of the search market grew from 47 to 49 percent, while MSN Search dived from 14 to 11 percent. Yahoo finished at 22 percent, up about a point.
Apparently, Google and Yahoo gained thanks to new features, such as video searching. As for MSN Search…well, when was the last time it introduced anything innovative? In fact, when was the last time you actually
Microsoft has been making a lot of noise of late, saying that it was going to focus on Internet search technology, and overtake Google. But it hasn’t appeared to do anything about it. It’s time for the company to make a move, or cede Internet search to its competitors. I’m hoping the company will come up with something; I’m not a big fan of monopolies of any kind, and Google seems to be heading in that direction.