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

According to Nielsen Online, there were roughly 8.6 billion Web searches conducted during December 2008 – up 19.6% over the same month last year.

Google searches accounted for nearly 63% of all Web searches, with 5.4 billion queries. Yahoo!, MSN, AOL, and Ask.com rounded out the top five.

Searches represent the total number of queries conducted at the provider.

RANK Provider Searches (000) YOY Growth Share of Searches
All Searches 8,623,705 19.60% 100.00%
1 Google Search 5,421,943 33.50% 62.90%
2 Yahoo! Search 1,448,140 13.70% 16.80%
3 MSN/Windows Live Search 841,457 -15.50% 9.80%
4 AOL Search 357,025 5.10% 4.10%
5 Ask.com Search 169,116 6.00% 2.00%
6 My Web Search 62,415 -11.60% 0.70%
7 Comcast Search 50,385 45.10% 0.60%
8 NexTag Search 29,219 0.70% 0.30%
9 AT&T Worldnet Search 27,176 8.00% 0.30%
10 BizRate Search 23,593 37.10% 0.30%
Source: Nielsen Online, MegaView Search