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Top U.S. Online Search Providers August 2008
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Top U.S. Online Search Providers August 2008

Google (60% search share) and Yahoo! (18.1% search share) were the number one- and number two-ranked online search providers in the U.S. for August, according to Nielsen Online.

AT&T Worldnet Search (+203.8%) and Comcast Search (+30.9%) showed the largest year-over-year growth for the time period.

Provider Searches

(in 000’s)

Year-Over-Year

Growth

Share

of Searches

All Search Providers 7,222,826 -7.7% 100.0%
Google Search 4,331,153 3.1% 60.0%
Yahoo! Search 1,304,889 -16.5% 18.1%
MSN/Windows Live Search 770,592 -23.8% 10.7%
AOL Search 376,331 -13.5% 5.2%
Ask.com Search 143,231 4.7% 2.0%
Comcast Search 45,438 30.9% 0.6%
My Web Search 38,550 -46.3% 0.5%
AT&T Worldnet Search 30,272 203.8% 0.4%
NexTag Search 17,901 -20.6% 0.2%
Dogpile.com Search 15,418 -27.8% 0.2%
Source: The Nielsen Company (August 1, 2008 – August 31, 2008)

Search providers are ranked by the total number of search queries conducted at the provider.

View the full press release.

Read coverage of Nielsen’s findings in the San Jose Mercury News.

View Nielsen’s ranking of the top online search providers in the U.S. for the previous month.