US Search Engine Rankings for Sept. Released

October 22, 2007

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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 of  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:

  1. comScore Core Search – Share of Searches
  2. comScore Core Search – Number of Queries
  3. Nielsen/NetRatings – Top 10 Search Providers
  4. 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.


Meanwhile, Nielsen/NetRatings also released (pdf) its Sept. search report: See today’s MarketingCharts graph, and the NetRatings top 10 search provider rankings:


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, gained 10% from August levels.


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