Brazilian Internet Properties Attract Large Audiences from Around the World

Comscore to Host Industry Workshop / Internet Seminar in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Thursday 12th November

LONDON, U.K., November 5, 2009 – Comscore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released the results of a study of Brazilian Internet usage, based on data from the Comscore World Metrix service, which showed that 31.9 million Brazilians age 15 and over accessed the Internet from a home or work location in September 2009, up 22 percent versus the previous year.

Google Sites Leads Microsoft Sites in Brazil
Google Sites was the most popular property in Brazil in September with 26.6 million visitors, having grown 12 percent during the past year. Microsoft Sites ranked second with 25.2 million visitors, followed by Brazilian property UOL (20.6 million visitors), Yahoo! Sites (17.4 million visitors) and Terra – Telefonica (16.8 million visitors). Six of the top 15 ranked properties were Brazilian, the fastest growing of which was media company Grupo Abril, which grew 79 percent during the previous year to more than 8 million visitors in September 2009.

Top 15 Online Properties
Ranked by Total Brazilian Unique Visitors (000)
September 2009
Total Brazil, Age 15+ - Home & Work Locations*
Source: Comscore World Metrix
Property  Sep-2008  Sep-2009  % Change
Total Brazilian Internet Audience 26,221 31,933 22%
Google Sites 23,755 26,622 12%
Microsoft Sites 22,718 25,239 11%
UOL 18,294 20,623 13%
Yahoo! Sites 13,912 17,424 25%
Terra - Telefonica 14,594 16,814 15%
Organizacoes Globo 15,448 16,678 8%
Grupo Brasil Telecom 14,012 16,573 18%
Wikimedia Foundation Sites 8,546 10,796 26%
MercadoLibre 10,909 10,200 -6%
WordPress 7,119 10,072 41%
BuscaPe.com Inc. 4,780 8,313 74%
Lojas Americanas 6,875 8,147 19%
Grupo Abril 4,491 8,033 79%
4SHARED.COM 2,767 6,498 135%
Ask Network 3,097 5,603 81%

*Excludes traffic from public computers such as Internet cafes or access from mobile phones or PDAs.

Leading Brazilian Internet Properties Gain Audiences Abroad
The top local Brazilian Internet properties were also found to be popular online destinations around the world, attracting substantial portions of their respective audiences from outside Brazil. The largest of these properties, Internet service provider and leading content portal, UOL, derived one quarter (24.7%) of its total traffic from outside Brazil, while international comparison shopping siteBuscaPeattracted 38.4 percent of its total traffic from audiences outside of Brazil.

“The popularity of Brazilian online content is growing both here in Brazil and around the world,” said Alex Banks, Managing Director of Latin American markets for Comscore. “The online medium has enabled Brazilian companies to not only develop their domestic consumer base, but also to attract incremental visitors from other countries – audiences that are not nearly as accessible via traditional media.”

Leading Brazilian Online Properties
Ranked by Total Brazilian Unique Visitors (000)
September 2009
Total Brazil, Age 15+ - Home & Work Locations*
Source: Comscore World Metrix
Property Total Unique Visitors (000) from Brazil Total Worldwide Unique Visitors (000) % Share of Total Unique Visitors from Outside Brazil
Total Brazilian Internet Audience 31,933 N/A N/A
UOL 20,623 27,383 24.7%
Organizacoes Globo 16,678 19,524 14.6%
Grupo Brasil Telecom (iG) 16,573 20,032 17.3%
BuscaPe.com Inc. 8,313 13,496 38.4%
Lojas Americanas 8,147 8,689 6.2%
Grupo Abril 8,033 8,990 10.6%

*Excludes traffic from public computers such as Internet cafes or access from mobile phones or PDAs.

Final Opportunity to Register for Comscore Day in Brazil
Comscore will be hosting a complimentary online measurement conference at the Hotel Caesar Park Faria Lima in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Thursday 12th November. The presentation program will include an overview of Comscore’s panel-centric hybrid 360 methodology, new Comscore online measurement services planned for launch in Brazil in 2010, and a unique insight into the current state of the online landscape in Brazil. The day will also provide an opportunity for networking and a chance for agencies and publishers to gain a greater understanding of how to use and interpret Comscore data to maximize the ROI of their online activities.

About Comscore
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Ayaan Mohamud
Comscore, Inc.
+ 44 (0) 207-099-1775
worldpress@comscore.com



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