The State of Social Media
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 SearchGoogle 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.
*“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).
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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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