Among core search engines in September 2007, Google Sites remained the top search property with more than 5.3 billion core searches conducted – a 57% share of the search market, according to the monthly comScore qSearch analysis ofÂ the search marketplace.
Along with Google, Yahoo Sites and the Ask Network posted month-over-month share gains, comScore reported.
Shortcuts to tables/charts that appear in this article:
- comScore Core Search – Share of Searches
- comScore Core Search – Number of Queries
- Nielsen/NetRatings – Top 10 Search Providers
- comScore Expanded Search Query Report
Core Search RankingsAccording to comScore’s Sept. US data:
- Behind Google’s 57.0% share, Yahoo Sites ranked second with 23.7%, followed by Microsoft Sites (10.3%), Ask Network (4.7%) and Time Warner Network (4.3%).
- Americans conducted 9.4 billion searches at the core search engines – a 4% seasonal decline from August (Sept. is a shorter month, with a long holiday weekend).
- More than 5.3 billion core searches were conducted at Google Sites during the month, while Yahoo Sites recorded 2.2 billion searches.
Expanded Search Rankings
According to comScore’s Sept. analysis of the Top 50 properties worldwide where search activity is observed:
- Google Sites led the pack with 6.6 billion searches.
- Yahoo Sites ranked second with nearly 2.4 billion searches, followed by Microsoft Sites (999 million), Time Warner Network (843 million) and Fox Interactive Media (492 million).
- Despite the decline in overall search activity in September, Ask.com gained 10% from August levels.