Globally, Google continues to be the leader in visits to its web pages with about 588 million users in December 2007. Microsoft accumulates about 541 million users the same month of December, this statistic includes msn search engine. Microsoft sees its market share below 9 percentage points of Google's market share. Finally, the third in discordia is Yahoo! with 485 million users of its web pages.
If Microsoft manages to buy Yahoo! it would become the absolute leader in websites visited with more than 1 billion monthly users. However, what these figures do not tell us is that Google would continue to be the most profitable. In the last quarter of 2007, Google managed to invoice 3.25 billion euros on the Internet, while Microsoft's Internet business was 581 million euros. That is, Google invoices 5.5 times more than Microsoft and this will not change despite the purchase of Yahoo!