comScore December U.S. Search Engine Rankings; 6.7 billion Searches, Up 30% YoY

Americans conducted 6.7 billion searches online in December, up 1% from November and a strong 30% growth since the same month a year ago, according to comScore Networks. 

U.S. Online Search Engine Rankings -  December 2006

Search Engine 

Dec-06  Searches

% Share
Dec-06

% Share
Nov-06

One Month % Chg. 

Google Sites

3.2 bil.

47.3

46.9

0.4

Yahoo! Sites

1.9 bil.

28.5

28.2

0.3

Microsoft Sites

713 mil.

10.5

11.0

-0.5

Ask Network

363 mil.

5.4

5.5

-0.1

Time Warner Network

335 mil.

4.9

5.1

-0.2

Total Searches

6.7 bil.

100%

100%

1%
Source: comScore qSearch

Google Sites led the pack with 3.2 billion search queries performed, followed by Yahoo Sites (1.9 billion), MSN-Microsoft (713 million), Ask Network (363 million), and Time Warner Network (335 million).

In December 2006, Google Sites captured 47.4% of the U.S. search market, gaining 0.4 share points from the previous month.  

Yahoo! Sites grew 0.3% percentage points, maintaining its second place ranking with 28.5% of U.S. searches, followed by Microsoft Sites (10.5 percent), Ask Network (5.4 percent) and Time Warner Network (4.9 percent).

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