SOURCE: Nielsen Online

October 19, 2007 14:29 ET

Nielsen Online Announces September U.S. Search Share Rankings

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 19, 2007) - Nielsen Online reports September 2007 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 September 2007,
Ranked by Searches (U.S.)

Provider                             Searches         YOY    Share of
                                         (000)     Growth    Searches
1.      Google Search               3,994,158       41.3%      54.0%
2.      Yahoo! Search               1,443,244        9.3%      19.5%
3.      MSN/Windows Live Search       890,685       71.5%      12.0%
4.      AOL Search                    444,493       24.0%       6.0%
5. Search                158,969        4.5%       2.2%
6.      My Web Search Search           61,911         N/A       0.8%
7.      Comcast Search                 38,926         N/A       0.5%
8.      BellSouth Search               35,740       30.3%       0.5%
9.      SBC Yellow Pages Search        29,424       42.6%       0.4%
10.     My Way Search                  26,750      -78.4%       0.4%

Source: Nielsen Online, MegaView Search

Example: An estimated 4.0 billion search queries were conducted at Google Search, representing 54 percent of all search queries conducted during the given time period.

About Nielsen Online

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About The Nielsen Company:

The Nielsen Company is a global information and media company with leading market positions and recognized brands in marketing information (ACNielsen), media information (Nielsen Media Research), online intelligence (Nielsen Online, which is comprised of NetRatings and BuzzMetrics), mobile insight (Nielsen Mobile), trade shows, and business publications (Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, Adweek). The privately held company is active in more than 100 countries, with headquarters in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and New York, USA. For more information, please visit,

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