Nielsen Nov. Search Share Rankings: Ask.com Surpasses Google in Growth

Google continues to dominate the search with almost half the share of search market and generating over 3 billion monthly searches. However, in terms of year over growth, Ask.com has taken the lead in November with a 33% jump in search share versus 31% increase for Google, acording to the November 2006 data for the Top U.S. Search Providers from Nielsen//NetRatings (NTRT).

Among other highlights, Microsoft is is loosing search share year over year by 12%. Searches represent the total number of queries conducted at the provider.

Top 10 Search Providers in U.S. for November 2006
Ranked by Searches (U.S.)

Provider

Searches (000)

YOY Growth

Share of Searches

Google Search

3,097,838

31%

49.5%

Yahoo! Search

1,518,249

27%

24.3%

MSN/Windows Live Search

515,526

-12%

8.2%

AOL Search

389,577

11.0%

6.2%

Ask.com Search

159,586

33%

2.6%

My Way Search

141,808

9%

2.3%

Dogpile.com Search

31,291

-1%

1%

EarthLink Search

29,884

-7%

0%

BellSouth Search

29,721

N/A

0.5%

Comcast Search

27,618

N/A

0.4%

Source: Nielsen//NetRatings MegaView Search, December 2006

 

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