SOURCE: NetRatings, Inc.

March 20, 2007 13:46 ET

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

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2007 -- Nielsen//NetRatings (NASDAQ: NTRT) reports February 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 February 2007,
Ranked by Searches (U.S.)

Provider                       Searches       YOY       Share of
                                (000)        Growth     Searches

1.  Google Search              3,597,697     40.3%        55.8%
2.  Yahoo! Search              1,332,669     12.0%        20.7%
3.  MSN/Windows Live Search      618,315      9.1%         9.6%
4.  AOL Search                   328,708     -6.1%         5.1%
5.  Ask.com Search               131,917      2.7%         2.0%
6.  My Web Search Search          63,596       N/A         1.0%
7.  EarthLink Search              28,988     33.4%         0.4%
8.  Dogpile.com Search            26,780     -2.4%         0.4%
9.  BellSouth Search              25,563       N/A         0.4%
10. Comcast Search                24,644       N/A         0.4%
Source: Nielsen//NetRatings MegaView Search, March 2007
Example: An estimated 3.6 billion search queries were conducted at Google Search, representing 56 percent of all search queries conducted during the given time period.

About Nielsen//NetRatings

NetRatings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRT) delivers leading Internet media and market research solutions, marketed globally under the Nielsen//NetRatings brand. With high quality, technology-driven products and services, Nielsen//NetRatings is the global standard for Internet audience measurement and premier source for online advertising intelligence, enabling clients to make informed business decisions regarding their Internet and digital strategies. The Nielsen//NetRatings portfolio includes panel-based and site-centric Internet audience measurement services, online advertising intelligence, user lifestyle and demographic data, e-commerce and transaction metrics, and custom data, research and analysis. For more information, please visit www.nielsen-netratings.com.

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