August 14, 2015

comScore Releases July 2015 U.S. Desktop Search Engine Rankings

RESTON, VA, August 14, 2015 – comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a global leader in digital media analytics, today released its monthly comScore qSearch™ analysis of the U.S. desktop search marketplace. Google Sites led the explicit core search market in July with 64 percent of search queries conducted.

U.S. Explicit Core Search
Google Sites led the U.S. explicit core search market in July with 64 percent market share, followed by Microsoft Sites with 20.4 percent (up 0.1 percentage points) and Yahoo Sites with 12.7 percent. Ask Network accounted for 1.8 percent of explicit core searches (up 0.1 percentage points), followed by AOL, Inc. with 1.2 percent.

comScore Explicit Core Search Share Report* (Desktop Only)
 July 2015 vs. June 2015
 Total U.S. – Desktop Home & Work Locations
 Source: comScore qSearch
Core Search Entity Explicit Core Search Share (%)
Jun-15 Jul-15 Point Change
Total Explicit Core Search 100.0% 100.0% N/A
Google Sites 64.0% 64.0% 0.0
Microsoft Sites 20.3% 20.4% 0.1
Yahoo Sites 12.7% 12.7% 0.0
Ask Network 1.7% 1.8% 0.1
AOL, Inc. 1.2% 1.2% 0.0

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

17.7 billion explicit core searches were conducted in July, with Google Sites ranking first with 11.3 billion (up 1 percent). Microsoft Sites ranked second with 3.6 billion searches (up 1 percent), followed by Yahoo Sites with 2.2 billion (up 1 percent), Ask Network with 313 million (up 4 percent) and AOL, Inc. with 206 million (up 2 percent).

comScore Explicit Core Search Query Report (Desktop Only)
 July 2015 vs. June 2015
 Total U.S. – Desktop Home & Work Locations
 Source: comScore qSearch
Core Search Entity Explicit Core Search Queries (MM)
Jun-15 Jul-15 Percent Change
Total Explicit Core Search 17,465 17,654 1%
Google Sites 11,184 11,293 1%
Microsoft Sites 3,553 3,596 1%
Yahoo Sites 2,225 2,246 1%
Ask Network 301 313 4%
AOL, Inc. 202 206 2%

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In July, 65.1 percent of searches carried organic search results from Google, while 31.0 percent of searches were powered by Bing.

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Tags: Google, Search

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