SOURCE: NetRatings, Inc.

January 23, 2007 13:39 ET

Nielsen//NetRatings Announces December U.S. Search Share Rankings

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 23, 2007 -- Nielsen//NetRatings (NASDAQ: NTRT) reports December 2006 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 December 2006,
Ranked by Searches (U.S.)

                               Searches    YOY     Share of
Provider                         (000)    Growth   Searches
                               --------- --------  --------
Google Search                  3,035,617     22.6%     50.8%
Yahoo! Search                  1,412,904     30.1%     23.6%
MSN/Windows Live Search          499,946     -9.7%      8.4%
AOL Search                       362,140      7.8%      6.1%
My Way Search                    141,527      4.7%      2.4% Search                   128,452     17.2%      2.1%
EarthLink Search                  31,930     17.6%      0.5% Search                30,487      2.1%      0.5%
Comcast Search                    26,931      N/A       0.5%
NexTag Search                     26,835    123.2%      0.4%

Source: Nielsen//NetRatings MegaView Search, January 2007
Example: An estimated 3.0 billion search queries were conducted at Google Search, representing 51 percent of all search queries conducted during the given time period.

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