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

Nielsen Online today reported data for the top U.S. search providers, ranked by total searches, the top companies/divisions and web brands in May 2009.  Total searches increased 20 percent over May 2008.

Top 10 Search Providers for May 2009 (U.S.) 

Provider Searches (000) YOY Growth Share of Searches
All Search 9,440,467 20.3% 100.0%
Google Search 5,968,840 28.2% 63.2%
Yahoo! Search 1,625,253 22.3% 17.2%
MSN/Windows Live Search 891,502 -14.6% 9.4%
AOL Search 364,784 13.1% 3.9%
Ask.com Search 205,438 21.9% 2.2%
My Web Search 77,283 44.7% 0.8%
Comcast Search 55,853 33.1% 0.6%
Yellow Pages Search 33,141 n/a* 0.4%
NexTag Search 27,189 29.9% 0.3%
AT&T Worldnet Search 17,719 -32.4% 0.2%
Source: Nielsen MegaView Search

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

Google topped the list of top 10 web brands, with a unique audience of 131.2 million.  Yahoo! took second place, with a unique audience of 118.9 million, followed by MSN/Windows Live at 101.5 million. 

 

Average U.S. Internet Usage, Combined Home & Work, May 2009  
Sessions/Visits per Person 59
Domains Visited per Person 104
Web Pages per Person 2,352
Duration of a Web Page Viewed 0:00:56
PC Time per Person 67:39:05
Active Digital Media Universe 168,670,941
Current Digital Media Universe Estimate 230,530,606
Source: Nielsen NetView

Read the full press release here.