More than three-quarters of all online searches carried out in the UK during June were undertaken on Google, according to a new comScore report.

The new figures showed that the search engine accounted for 75.3 per cent of the 3.9 billion queries made during the month, increasing its market share by 0.5 per cent in the process compared with May.

Second-placed eBay took 5.5 per cent of the market, showing a slight decrease compared with the previous month, while Yahoo! came third with 4.3 per cent of the market, again down on May’s figures.

However, AOL managed to claim the biggest increase in searches for June, comScore said, stating: "AOL LLC’s acquisition of UK social networking property Bebo.com expanded its share of search queries to 2.3 per cent, edging Facebook.com (2.2 per cent) into sixth place."

AOL acquired Bebo.com for $850 million earlier this year, adding to the former’s other networking services, namely AOL Instant Messenger and ICQ.

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