New figures have been published by Nielsen / NetRatings which show that Google has increased its market share of the UK search market, with 68% of UK click-throughs in August, a 2.8% rise from February.

Yahoo!, in second place, managed only a 0.1% growth in the same period to reach a market share of 9.1%.

Ask.com, MSN and AOL all saw a drop of around 1% in market share, to achieve 7.8%, 5.8% and 4.1% respectively. 

It is not just Google that is growing – 706 million searches were undertaken by UK internet users in August (an increase of 30 million from February). That equates to 15,800 searches per minute across UK search engines.

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