SOURCE: The Nielsen Company

April 21, 2008 19:37 ET

Nielsen Online Announces March U.S. Search Share Rankings

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 21, 2008) - Nielsen Online reports March 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 March 2008,
Ranked by Searches (U.S.)
                                 Searches       YOY     Share of
Provider                            (000)    Growth     Searches

1.  Google Search               4,791,057      25.5%       58.7%
2.  Yahoo! Search               1,480,690      -4.5%       18.1%
3.  MSN/Windows Live Search       979,761      36.6%       12.0%
4.  AOL Search                    334,376     -19.4%        4.1%
5. Search                199,305      52.4%        2.4%
6.  My Web Search                  70,194      -5.4%        0.9%
7.  Comcast Search                 44,227      32.4%        0.5%
8.  NexTag Search                  29,400      58.4%        0.4%
9.  AT&T Worldnet Search           25,302     130.5%        0.3%
10. Search             19,321     -32.9%        0.2%

Source: Nielsen Online, MegaView Search

Example: An estimated 4.8 billion search queries were conducted at Google Search, representing 59 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

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,

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