RESTON, VA, May 15, 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 April with 66.5 percent of search queries conducted.
U.S. Explicit Core Search
Google Sites led the U.S. explicit core search market in April with 66.5 percent market share, followed by Microsoft Sites with 17.3 percent (up 0.4 percentage points) and Yahoo! Sites with 12.0 percent (up 0.2 percentage points). Ask Network accounted for 2.7 percent of explicit core searches, followed by AOL, Inc. with 1.4 percent.
Comscore Explicit Core Search Share Report* April 2013 vs. March 2013 Total U.S. – Home & Work Locations Source: 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.
20.0 billion explicit core searches were conducted in April, with Google Sites ranking first with 13.3 billion. Microsoft Sites ranked second with 3.5 billion searches (up 1 percent) followed by Yahoo! Sites with 2.4 billion, Ask Network with 539 million and AOL, Inc. with 290 million.
Comscore Explicit Core Search Query Report April 2013 vs. March 2013 Total U.S. – Home & Work Locations Source: Comscore qSearch
Explicit Core Search Queries (MM)
“Powered By” Reporting
In April, 68.5 percent of searches carried organic search results from Google, while 26.9 percent of searches were powered by Bing.
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