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December 16, 2015

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

RESTON, VA, December 16, 2015 – comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a global media measurement and analytics company, today released its monthly comScore qSearch™ analysis of the U.S. desktop search marketplace. Google Sites led the explicit core search market in November with 63.9 percent of search queries conducted.

U.S. Explicit Core Search
Google Sites led the U.S. explicit core search market in November with 63.9 percent market share, followed by Microsoft Sites with 20.9 percent (up 0.1 percentage points) and Yahoo Sites with 12.5 percent. Ask Network accounted for 1.7 percent of explicit core searches, followed by AOL, Inc. with 1 percent.

comScore Explicit Core Search Share Report* (Desktop Only)
November 2015 vs. October 2015
Total U.S. – Desktop Home & Work Locations
Source: comScore qSearch
Core Search Entity Explicit Core Search Share (%)
Oct-15 Nov-15 Point Change
Total Explicit Core Search 100.0% 100.0% N/A
Google Sites 63.9% 63.9% 0.0
Microsoft Sites 20.8% 20.9% 0.1
Yahoo Sites 12.5% 12.5% 0.0
Ask Network 1.7% 1.7% 0.0
AOL, Inc. 1.0% 1.0% 0.0

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

17.3 billion explicit core searches were conducted in November, with Google Sites ranking first with 11.1 billion. Microsoft Sites ranked second with 3.6 billion searches, followed by Yahoo Sites with 2.2 billion, Ask Network with 291 million and AOL, Inc. with 179 million.

comScore Explicit Core Search Query Report (Desktop Only)
November 2015 vs. October 2015
Total U.S. – Desktop Home & Work Locations
Source: comScore qSearch
Core Search Entity Explicit Core Search Queries (MM)
Oct-15 Nov-15 Percent Change
Total Explicit Core Search 18,158 17,301 -5%
Google Sites 11,607 11,053 -5%
Microsoft Sites 3,780 3,624 -4%
Yahoo Sites 2,276 2,155 -5%
Ask Network 307 291 -5%
AOL, Inc. 188 179 -4%

“Powered By” Reporting
In November, 64.8 percent of searches carried organic search results from Google, while 32.1 percent of searches were powered by Bing (up 0.1 percentage points).

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