Google remains the top search engine in the US, according to a recent survey.

Latest figures from comScore show that Google provided more than half of all online searches in May, a one per cent increase on the previous month.

Of the 7.6 billion searches recorded, 50.7 per cent were made by Google, with its closest competitor Yahoo retaining 26.4 per cent.

Although Yahoo’s share dropped by 0.4 per cent it was AOL that saw the biggest drop of five per cent, with only MSN remaining constant with an overall 10.3 per cent share of the US market.

Year-on-year the use of search engines has increased 11 per cent compared with May 2006.

Recent figures from M:Metrics have stated that Google, Orange and the BBC are the most visited websites on mobile phones in the UK.

The report suggested that each of the three sites reached over 20 per cent of mobile browsers in April, with Google leading the group with 30 per cent of users.

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