Google accounted for 72.07 percent of all U.S. searches conducted in the four weeks ending Dec. 27, 2008. Yahoo! Search, MSN Search and received 17.79 percent, 5.56 percent and 3.15 percent, respectively.

The remaining 44 search engines accounted for 1.42 percent of U.S. searches according to Hitwise analytics.

Both MSN Search and Yahoo! Search saw increases of 2 percent and 1 percent, respectively, in

December 2008 compared with November 2008. MSN Search has increased five months in a row now.

For 2008 overall, Google accounted for 69.48 percent of all U.S searches, representing an 8 percent increase over 2007. increased 1 percent in 2008 compared with 2007.