I tried to find the most recent search engine rankings that I could. These are from August 18th of this year, so they’re pretty up-to-date.
“Shopping and classifieds receive the most downstream visits across the board. Google sends 10.68 percent of its traffic to the shopping and classifieds category, Yahoo! Search forwards 11.24 percent of traffic, MSN routes 10.65 percent, and Ask Jeeves 15.05 percent. Other categories settle in at individual engines. Searchers who want news and media tend to frequent Google and Yahoo! while Google and Ask Jeeves are used most for those who search for education sites.”
“Google’s strength in general search widely recognized; the report finds Google’s market share to be greater than Yahoo!, MSN Search, and Ask Jeeves combined. Tancer said Google looks more like a portal”