Surprise, surprise, Google is still the king of search in the U.S. In fact, any other search engine pales in user numbers comparison.
According to new data released by digital analytics company ComScore today, 66.7 percent of users core searches in September were on Google, which is 0.3 percent higher than August. Trailing behind were Microsoft's search engines, which got 15.9 percent of the market share, and Yahoo came in third with 12.2 percent -- which is down 0.6 percent from August.
Over the last year, Yahoo's share has been in a steady free-fall. It finally lost its second place spot to Microsoft's Bing last December. Just a year and a half ago, Yahoo's search market share was 16 percent, by January it was 14, and now it's down to 12.
The searches counted in this data are from home and work computers, not mobile devices. Other research out today from the Macquarie Group shows that desktop Web search declined in September for the first time since it began tracking this data in 2006. Macquarie analysts said in their report that the increasing number of mobile searches appears to be the biggest reason for the decline.