SOURCE: The Nielsen Company

November 25, 2008 10:00 ET

Nielsen Online Announces October U.S. Search Share Rankings

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 25, 2008) - Nielsen Online reports October 2008 data for the Top U.S. Search Providers.

Top search providers, ranked by total searches. Searches represent the total number of queries conducted at the provider.

Table 1: Top 10 Search Providers for October 2008, Ranked by Searches (U.S.)

Provider                  Searches (000)  YOY Change   Share of Searches
-------                   --------------  ----------   -----------------
All Search                     7,775,913       -2.0%              100.0%
Google Search                  4,755,493        8.1%               61.2%
Yahoo! Search                  1,311,504      -12.0%               16.9%
MSN/Windows Live                                                        
 Search                          885,567      -19.0%               11.4%
AOL Search                       334,467       14.5%                4.3% Search                   177,131      -22.9%                2.3%
My Web Search                     60,336      -38.2%                0.8%
Comcast Search                    40,246      -13.4%                0.5%
AT&T Worldnet Search              25,474       92.8%                0.3%
NexTag Search                     16,599      -12.9%                0.2% Search                14,485      -30.5%                0.2%

Source: Nielsen Online, MegaView Search

Example: An estimated 4.8 billion search queries were conducted at Google Search, representing 61.2 percent of all search queries conducted during the given time period.

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