SOURCE: NetRatings, Inc.

December 19, 2006 12:42 ET

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

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 19, 2006 -- Nielsen//NetRatings (NASDAQ: NTRT) reports November 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 November 2006,
Ranked by Searches (U.S.)
                           Searches        YOY    Share of
Provider                      (000)     Growth    Searches

Google Search              3,097,838      31%      49.5%
Yahoo! Search              1,518,249      27%      24.3%
MSN/Windows Live Search      515,526     -12%       8.2%
AOL Search                   389,577    11.0%       6.2% Search               159,586      33%       2.6%
My Way Search                141,808       9%       2.3% Search            31,291      -1%         1%
EarthLink Search              29,884      -7%         0%
BellSouth Search              29,721      N/A       0.5%
Comcast Search                27,618      N/A       0.4%

Source: Nielsen//NetRatings MegaView Search, December 2006
Example: An estimated 3.1 billion search queries were conducted at Google Search, representing 50 percent of all search queries conducted during the given time period.

About Nielsen//NetRatings

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