U.S. Internet Search Grows, But Pace Slows

April 10, 2010 –

Internet usage continues to grow in 2010 – by 7.6 percent in March – but at a much slower pace than reported during the same period a year ago, according to a published report.

Website Magazine reports that recent comScore research indicates Americans increasingly used the Internet last month but not at the torrid rate of increase during the same period a year ago.

Google’s market share declined from 65.5 percent to 65.1 percent. Yahoo’s share increased by .01 percent to 16.9 percent. Bing moved up from 11.5 to 11.7 percent.

Here is the Internet usage-growth by reporting period:

  • March, 2010 – 7.6 percent
  • February, 2010 – 10.4 percent
  • January, 2010 – 12.4 percent
  • December, 2009 – 16.5 percent
  • September, 2009 – 17.3 percent
  • June, 2009- 21.8 percent
  • March, 2009 – 33.1 percent

Obviously, it’s hard to sustain double digit growth indefinitely. And it’s way too early to conclude that the Internet has reached its saturation point like mature companies and sectors will do over time.

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Seattle business consultant Terry Corbell provides high-performance management services and strategies.