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YouTube overtakes Yahoo, Microsoft in U.S. search

It's not just Google that's beating Yahoo, Microsoft and all of the other Web search engines out there. Now, Google-owned YouTube is seeing more queries than the others, increasing Google's overall lead in search.

It's not just Google that's beating Yahoo, Microsoft and all of the other Web search engines out there. Now, Google-owned YouTube is seeing more queries than the others, increasing Google's overall lead in search.

According to a monthly comScore report, YouTube search queries in the U.S. grew 8 percent from October to November while Yahoo search queries dropped 3 percent and Microsoft and AOL were both down 6 percent in the same time period. Google's search queries were down 2 percent but the overall figure - taking into account YouTube's gain - is flat.

Overall, Google's market share lead over Yahoo, Microsoft, Ask and AOL grew slightly, up to 63.5 percent (+0.4%) compared to Yahoo's 20.4 percent (-0.1%) and Microsoft's 8.3 percent (-0.2%).

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