SOURCE: The Nielsen Company

June 19, 2008 13:33 ET

Nielsen Online Announces May U.S. Search Share Rankings

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

Provider                  Searches (000)  YOY Growth   Share of Searches
-----------------------   -------------   ----------   -----------------
All Search                    7,849,553          9.5%              100.0%
1.  Google Search             4,654,624         15.4%               59.3%
2.  Yahoo! Search             1,328,667        -13.8%               16.9%
3.  MSN/Windows Live Search   1,043,848         72.4%               13.3%
4.  AOL Search                  322,454        -15.6%                4.1%
5.  Ask.com Search              168,568         18.4%                2.1%
6.  My Web Search                53,399        -13.6%                0.7%
7.  Comcast Search               41,968         20.2%                0.5%
8.  AT&T Worldnet Search         26,216        181.6%                0.3%
9.  NexTag Search                20,937         44.4%                0.3%
10. Dogpile.com Search           14,825        -43.6%                0.2%

Source: Nielsen Online, MegaView Search

Example: An estimated 4.7 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 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.

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

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