SOURCE: The Nielsen Company

The Nielsen Company

February 11, 2009 10:00 ET

Nielsen Online Announces January U.S. Search Share Rankings

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 11, 2009) - Nielsen Online reports January 2009 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 January 2009, Ranked by Searches
(U.S.)

                                       Searches                  Share of
Provider                                (000)     YOY Growth     Searches
                                     ------------ -----------  -----------
All Search                              9,461,583        27.5%       100.0%
                                     ------------ -----------  -----------
Google Search                           5,945,064        40.8%        62.8%
                                     ------------ -----------  -----------
Yahoo! Search                           1,528,779         8.7%        16.2%
                                     ------------ -----------  -----------
MSN/Windows Live Search                 1,057,677        18.3%        11.2%
                                     ------------ -----------  -----------
AOL Search                                381,769         8.9%         4.0%
                                     ------------ -----------  -----------
Ask.com Search                            181,205         1.0%         1.9%
                                     ------------ -----------  -----------
My Web Search                              66,649        -6.9%         0.7%
                                     ------------ -----------  -----------
Comcast Search                             50,311        25.8%         0.5%
                                     ------------ -----------  -----------
Yellow Pages Search                        25,392          NA*         0.3%
                                     ------------ -----------  -----------
AT&T Worldnet Search                       24,061        -2.0%         0.3%
                                     ------------ -----------  -----------
NexTag Search                              23,145         0.3%         0.2%
                                     ------------ -----------  -----------

Source: Nielsen Online, MegaView Search

* A year-over-year comparison is not possible because of a definitional change to Yellow Pages Search.

Example: An estimated 5.9 billion search queries were conducted at Google Search, representing 62.8 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. Also, visit our blog at www.nielsen-online.com/blog.

About The Nielsen Company:

The Nielsen Company is a global information and media company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and business publications (Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, Adweek). The privately held company is active in more than 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA. For more information, please visit, www.nielsen.com.

Editor's Note: Please source all data to Nielsen Online.

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