comScore Releases January U.S. Search Engine Rankings

RESTON, Va., February 21, 2007 – comScore Networks today released its monthly qSearch analysis of activity across competitive search engines. In January 2007, Google Sites captured 47.5 percent of the U.S. search market, gaining 0.2 share points from the previous month. Yahoo! Sites maintained its second place ranking with 28.1 percent of U.S. searches, followed by Microsoft Sites (10.6 percent), Ask Network (5.2 percent) and Time Warner Network (5.0 percent).

Share of Online Searches by Engine

December 2006 – January 2007

Total U.S. Home, Work and University Internet Users

Source: comScore qSearch

Dec-06

Jan-07

Pt Chg vs. Previous Month

Total Internet Population

100%

100%

N/A

Google Sites

47.3

47.5

0.2

Yahoo! Sites

28.5

28.1

-0.4

Microsoft Sites

10.5

10.6

0.1

Ask Network

5.4

5.2

-0.2

Time Warner Network

4.9

5.0

0.1

Americans conducted 6.9 billion searches online in January, up 2 percent versus December. Annual growth rates in search query volume remained strong with a 26-percent increase since the same month a year ago.

Google Sites led the pack with 3.3 billion search queries performed, followed by Yahoo Sites (1.9 billion), MSN-Microsoft (733 million), Ask Network (361 million), and Time Warner Network (342 million).

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