The State of Social Media
RESTON, VA, February 18, 2009 – Comscore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its monthly Comscore qSearch analysis of the U.S. search marketplace. In January 2009, Americans conducted 13.5 billion core searches, a 7-percent gain versus December 2008.
January 2009 U.S. Core Search Rankings
Google Sites led the U.S. core search market in December with 63.0 percent of the searches conducted, followed by Yahoo! Sites (21.0 percent), Microsoft Sites (8.5 percent), AOL LLC (3.9 percent) and Ask Network (3.7 percent).
Jan-09 vs. Dec-08
* Based on the five major search engines including partner searches and cross-channel searches. Searches for mapping, local directory, and user-generated video sites that are not on the core domain of the five search engines are not included in the core search numbers.
Americans conducted 13.5 billion searches at the core search engines, up 7 percent from December. Google Sites handled 8.5 billion core searches, followed by Yahoo! Sites with 2.8 billion and Microsoft Sites with 1.1 billion.
January 2009 U.S. Expanded Search Rankings
In the Comscore January 2009 analysis of the top properties where search activity is observed, Google Sites led with 11.7 billion searches, up 5 percent versus December. Yahoo! Sites ranked second with nearly 3 billion searches, followed by Microsoft Sites (1.2 billion) and AOL LLC (781 million).
Expanded Search Entity
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