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|
|3||MSN/Windows Live Search||881,050||2.40%||10.40%|
|6||My Web Search||55,772||-21.60%||0.70%|
|8||Yellow Pages Search||37,636||N/A*||0.40%|
|9||AT&T Worldnet Search||17,371||-27.60%||0.20%|
|Source: Nielsen Online, MegaView Search|
* A year-over-year comparison is not possible because of a definitional change to Yellow Pages Search.