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

According to Nielsen Online, there were almost 8.1 billion Web searches conducted during November 2008 — up 9.6% over the same month last year.

Google searches accounted for more than 64% of all Web searches, with almost 5.2 billion queries.  Yahoo!, MSN, AOL, and Ask.com rounded out the top five.

Rank

(by # of

searches)

Provider Searches

(in 000’s)

% Growth:

Year Over Year

% of Searches
  All Searches 8,075,564 9.6% 100%
1 Google Search 5,177,158 21.7% 64.1%
2 Yahoo! Search 1,299,306 -1.4% 16.1%
3 MSN/Windows Live Search 733,460 -16.7% 9.1%
4 AOL Search 344,465 3.6% 4.3%
5 Ask.com Search 184,059 -6.0% 2.3%
6 My Web Search 71,113 -18.3% 0.9%
7 Comcast Search 40,645 3.5% 0.5%
8 AT&T Worldnet Search 25,351 -13.3% 0.3%
9 NexTag Search 22,308 -19.5% 0.3%
10 Dogpile.com Search 17,121 -6.5% 0.2%
Source: The Nielsen Company (November 2008).

View the full press release.

Read coverage of Nielsen’s findings on CNET.com and Silicon.com, as well as in Mediaweek and Media Post.

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