RESTON, VA, November 13, 2013 – 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 October with 66.9 percent of search queries conducted.
U.S. Explicit Core Search
Google Sites led the U.S. explicit core search market in October with 66.9 percent market share, followed by Microsoft Sites with 18.1 percent (up 0.1 percentage points) and Yahoo! Sites with 11.1 percent. Ask Network accounted for 2.6 percent (up 0.1 percentage points) of explicit core searches, followed by AOL, Inc. with 1.3 percent.
Comscore Explicit Core Search Share Report*October 2013 vs. September 2013 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.
19.3 billion explicit core searches were conducted in October, with Google Sites ranking first with 12.9 billion (up 4 percent). Microsoft Sites ranked second with 3.5 billion searches (up 4 percent), followed by Yahoo! Sites with 2.2 billion (up 2 percent), Ask Network with 499 million (up 5 percent) and AOL, Inc. with 260 million (up 4 percent).
Comscore Explicit Core Search Query ReportOctober 2013 vs. September 2013 Total U.S. – Home & Work LocationsSource: Comscore qSearch
Explicit Core Search Queries (MM)
“Powered By” Reporting
In October, 68.4 percent of searches carried organic search results from Google, while 27.1 percent of searches were powered by Bing.
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