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

According to Nielsen Online, there were approximately 9.5 billion Web searches conducted during January 2009, up an impressive 27.5 percent from January 2008.

Google searches accounted for 62.8 percent of all Web searches with more than 5.9 billion queries.  Yahoo, MSN, AOL and Ask.com continued to round 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 9,461,583 27.5% 100.0%
1 Google Seach 5,945,064 40.8% 62.8%
2 Yahoo! Search 1,528,779 8.7% 16.2%
3 MSN/Windows Live Search 1,057,677 18.3% 11.2%
4 AOL Search 381,769 8.9% 4.0%
5 Ask.com Search 181,205 1.0% 1.9%
6 My Web Search 66,649 -6.9% 0.7%
7 Comcast Search 50,311 25.8% 0.5%
8 Yellow Pages Search 25,392 NA* 0.3%
9 AT&T Worldnet Search 24,061 -2.0% 0.3%
10 NextTag Search 23,145 30.0% 0.2%
Source: Nielsen Online, MegaView Search

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