Searches Online up 33% to 6.8 billion; comScore Oct. Search Engine Rankings

Americans conducted 6.8 billion searches online in October, up 3% from September, and a strong 33% increase from an year ago. In October 2006, Google Sites captured 45.4% of the U.S. search market, gaining 0.3 share points from the previous month.  Yahoo! Sites maintained its second place ranking with 28.2% of U.S. searches, followed by Microsoft Sites (11.7%), Ask Network (5.8%) and Time Warner Network (5.4%), according to comScore Networks. 

U.S. Search Engine Rankings - October 2006

Rank Search Engine Search Queries  Share of Online Searches
1 Google Sites 3.1 billion 45.4%
2 Yahoo! Sites 1.9 billion 28.2%
3 Microsoft Sites 796 million 11.7%
4 Ask Network 392 million 5.8%
5 Time Warner Network 366 million 5.4%
Source: comScore qSearch, November 2006

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