June 16, 2015

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

RESTON, VA, June 16, 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 May with 64.1 percent of search queries conducted.

U.S. Explicit Core Search
Google Sites led the U.S. explicit core search market in May with 64.1 percent market share, followed by Microsoft Sites with 20.3 percent (up 0.1 percentage points) and Yahoo Sites with 12.7 percent. Ask Network accounted for 1.8 percent of explicit core searches, followed by AOL, Inc. with 1.2 percent (up 0.1 percentage points).

comScore Explicit Core Search Share Report* (Desktop Only)
May 2015 vs. April 2015
Total U.S. – Desktop Home & Work Locations
Source: comScore qSearch
Core Search Entity Explicit Core Search Share (%)
Apr-15 May-15 Point Change
Total Explicit Core Search 100.0% 100.0% N/A
Google Sites 64.2% 64.1% -0.1
Microsoft Sites 20.2% 20.3% 0.1
Yahoo Sites 12.7% 12.7% 0.0
Ask Network 1.8% 1.8% 0.0
AOL, Inc. 1.1% 1.2% 0.1

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

18.2 billion explicit core searches were conducted in May, with Google Sites ranking first with 11.7 billion. Microsoft Sites ranked second with 3.7 billion searches, followed by Yahoo Sites with 2.3 billion, Ask Network with 329 million and AOL, Inc. with 210 million (up 7 percent).

comScore Explicit Core Search Query Report (Desktop Only)
May 2015 vs. April 2015
Total U.S. – Desktop Home & Work Locations
Source: comScore qSearch
Core Search Entity Explicit Core Search Queries (MM)
Apr-15 May-15 Percent Change
Total Explicit Core Search 18,358 18,210 -1%
Google Sites 11,783 11,666 -1%
Microsoft Sites 3,702 3,689 0%
Yahoo Sites 2,340 2,316 -1%
Ask Network 336 329 -2%
AOL, Inc. 197 210 7%

“Powered By” Reporting
In May, 65.2 percent of searches carried organic search results from Google, while 31.4 percent of searches were powered by Bing (up 0.3 percentage points).

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Tags: Google, Search

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