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RESTON, VA, February 9, 2012 – Comscore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its monthly Comscore qSearch analysis of the U.S. search marketplace. Google Sites led the explicit core search market in January with 66.2 percent of search queries conducted.
U.S. Explicit Core Search
Google Sites led the U.S. explicit core search market in January with 66.2 percent market share (up 0.3 percentage points), followed by Microsoft Sites with 15.2 percent (up 0.1 percentage points) and Yahoo! Sites with 14.1 percent. Ask Network accounted for 3.0 percent of explicit core searches, followed by AOL, Inc. with 1.6 percent.
Comscore Explicit Core Search Share Report*January 2012 vs. December 2011 Total U.S. – Home & Work LocationsSource: Comscore qSearch
Core Search Entity
Explicit Core Search Share (%)
Total Explicit Core Search
*“Explicit Core Search” excludes contextually driven searches that do not reflect specific user intent to interact with the search results.
17.8 billion explicit core searches were conducted in January, with Google Sites ranking first with 11.8 billion. Microsoft Sites ranked second with 2.7 billion searches, followed by Yahoo! Sites with 2.5 billion, Ask Network with 527 million and AOL, Inc. with 277 million.
Comscore Explicit Core Search Query ReportJanuary 2012 vs. December 2011 Total U.S. – Home & Work LocationsSource: Comscore qSearch
Explicit Core Search Queries (MM)
U.S. Total Core Search
Google Sites accounted for 66.2 percent of total core search queries conducted (up 0.1 percentage points), followed by Yahoo! Sites with 16.0 percent and Microsoft Sites with 13.8 percent. Ask Network comprised 2.6 percent of total search queries, followed by AOL, Inc. with 1.4 percent.
Comscore Total Core Search Share Report*January 2012 vs. December 2011 Total U.S. – Home & Work LocationsSource: Comscore qSearch
Total Core Search Share (%)
Total Core Search
* “Total Core Search” is based on the five major search engines, includingpartner searches, cross-channel searches and contextual searches. Searchesfor mapping, local directory, and user-generated video sites that are not on thecore domain of the five search engines are not included in these numbers.
Americans conducted nearly 20 billion total core search queries in January. Google Sites ranked first with 13.2 billion searches, followed by Yahoo! Sites with 3.2 billion and Microsoft Sites with 2.8 billion.
Comscore Total Core Search Query ReportJanuary 2012 vs. December 2011 Total U.S. – Home & Work LocationsSource: Comscore qSearch
Total Core Search Queries (MM)
“Powered By” Reporting
In January, 68.4 percent of searches carried organic search results from Google (vs. 68.1 percent in December) while 26.5 percent of searches were powered by Bing (no change vs. December).
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