Market Rankings

September 17, 2014

comScore Releases August 2014 U.S. Search Engine Rankings

RESTON, VA, September 17, 2014 – comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its monthly comScore qSearch™ analysis of the U.S. search marketplace. Google Sites led the explicit core search market in August with 67.3 percent of search queries conducted.

U.S. Explicit Core Search

Google Sites led the U.S. explicit core search market in August with 67.3 percent market share, followed by Microsoft Sites with 19.4 percent (up 0.1 percentage points) and Yahoo Sites with 10 percent. Ask Network accounted for 2 percent of explicit core searches, followed by AOL, Inc. with 1.3 percent.

comScore Explicit Core Search Share Report*
 August 2014 vs. July 2014
 Total U.S. – Home & Work Locations
 Source: comScore qSearch
Core Search Entity Explicit Core Search Share (%)
Jul-14 Aug-14 Point Change
Total Explicit Core Search 100.0% 100.0% N/A
Google Sites 67.4% 67.3% -0.1
Microsoft Sites 19.3% 19.4% 0.1
Yahoo Sites 10.0% 10.0% 0.0
Ask Network 2.0% 2.0% 0.0
AOL, Inc. 1.3% 1.3% 0.0

*“Explicit Core Search” excludes contextually driven searches that do not
reflect specific user intent to interact with the search results.

18 billion explicit core searches were conducted in August, with Google Sites ranking first with 12.1 billion. Microsoft Sites ranked second with 3.5 billion searches, followed by Yahoo Sites with 1.8 billion, Ask Network with 360 million and AOL, Inc. with 231 million.

comScore Explicit Core Search Query Report
 August 2014 vs. July 2014
 Total U.S. – Home & Work Locations
 Source: comScore qSearch
Core Search Entity Explicit Core Search Queries (MM)
Jul-14 Aug-14 Percent Change
Total Explicit Core Search 17,987 17,957 0%
Google Sites 12,120 12,081 0%
Microsoft Sites 3,470 3,484 0%
Yahoo Sites 1,804 1,801 0%
Ask Network 362 360 0%
AOL, Inc. 232 231 0%

“Powered By” Reporting

In August, 68.6 percent of searches carried organic search results from Google, while 27.5 percent of searches were powered by Bing (up 0.1 percentage points).

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