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Nielsen Online Announces February US Search Share Rankings

NEW YORK– March 10, 2009 – Nielsen Online reports February 2009 data for the Top U.S. Search Providers.  Top search providers, ranked by total searches. Searches represent the total number of queries conducted at the provider. 

Table 1: Top 10 Search Providers for February 2009, Ranked by Searches (U.S.)

Provider

Searches (000)

YOY Growth

Share of Searches

All Search

8,494,653

10.1%

100.0%

Google Search

5,394,190

19.2%

63.5%

Yahoo! Search

1,415,354

4.0%

16.7%

MSN/Windows Live Search

881,050

2.4%

10.4%

AOL Search

320,098

-19.9%

3.8%

Ask.com Search

162,226

-16.9%

1.9%

My Web Search

55,772

-21.6%

0.7%

Comcast Search

42,895

1.3%

0.5%

Yellow Pages Search

37,636

N/A*

0.4%

AT&T Worldnet Search

17,371

-27.6%

0.2%

Dogpile.com Search

15,880

-28.9%

0.2%

Source: Nielsen Online, MegaView Search
* A year-over-year comparison is not possible because of a definitional change to Yellow Pages Search.
Example: An estimated 5.4 billion search queries were conducted at Google Search, representing 63.5 percent of all search queries conducted during the given time period.

 Editor’s Note: Please source all data to Nielsen.