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Top U.S. Online Search Providers February 2009
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Top U.S. Online Search Providers February 2009

According to Nielsen Online, approximately 8.5 billion Web searches were conducted during February 2009, a 10% percent jump from January 2008.

Google searches accounted for 63.5 percent of all Web searches with nearly 5.4 billion queries. Yahoo, MSN, AOL and Ask.com continued to round out the top five.

RANK Provider Searches (000) YOY Growth Share of Searches
All Search 8,494,653 10.10% 100.00%
1 Google Search 5,394,190 19.20% 63.50%
2 Yahoo! Search 1,415,354 4.00% 16.70%
3 MSN/Windows Live Search 881,050 2.40% 10.40%
4 AOL Search 320,098 -19.90% 3.80%
5 Ask.com Search 162,226 -16.90% 1.90%
6 My Web Search 55,772 -21.60% 0.70%
7 Comcast Search 42,895 1.30% 0.50%
8 Yellow Pages Search 37,636 N/A* 0.40%
9 AT&T Worldnet Search 17,371 -27.60% 0.20%
10 Dogpile.com Search 15,880 -28.90% 0.20%
Source: Nielsen Online, MegaView Search

* A year-over-year comparison is not possible because of a definitional change to Yellow Pages Search.