SOURCE: The Nielsen Company

May 19, 2008 15:47 ET

Nielsen Online Announces April U.S. Search Share Rankings

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 19, 2008) - Nielsen Online reports April 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 April 2008, Ranked by Searches (U.S.)

                                 Searches      YOY       Share of
Provider                           (000)      Growth     Searches
                                 ---------   --------    --------
1.  Google Search                5,109,444       35.4%       62.0%
                                 ---------   --------    --------
2.  Yahoo! Search                1,446,410       -3.4%       17.5%
                                 ---------   --------    --------
3.  MSN/Windows Live Search        796,038       30.0%        9.7%
                                 ---------   --------    --------
4.  AOL Search                     352,039       -5.1%        4.3%
                                 ---------   --------    --------
5.  Ask.com Search                 171,545       35.8%        2.1%
                                 ---------   --------    --------
6.  My Web Search                   57,057      -16.0%        0.7%
                                 ---------   --------    --------
7.  Comcast Search                  46,156       31.0%        0.6%
                                 ---------   --------    --------
8.  AT&T Worldnet Search            28,059      200.9%        0.3%
                                 ---------   --------    --------
9.  NexTag Search                   21,996       25.4%        0.3%
                                 ---------   --------    --------
10. My Way Search                   16,742      -37.6%        0.2%
                                 ---------   --------    --------

Source: Nielsen Online, MegaView Search



Example: An estimated 5.1 billion search queries were conducted at Google Search, representing 62 percent of all search queries conducted during the given time period.

About Nielsen Online:

Nielsen Online, a service of The Nielsen Company, delivers comprehensive, independent measurement and analysis of online audiences, advertising, video, consumer-generated media, word of mouth, commerce and consumer behavior, and includes products previously marketed under the Nielsen//NetRatings and Nielsen BuzzMetrics brands. With high quality, technology-driven products and services, Nielsen Online enables clients to make informed business decisions regarding their Internet, digital and marketing strategies. For more information, please visit www.nielsen-online.com.

About The Nielsen Company:

The Nielsen Company is a global information and media company with leading market positions in marketing information (ACNielsen), media information (Nielsen Media Research), online intelligence (NetRatings and BuzzMetrics), 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, www.nielsen.com.

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