Friday, 22 February 2013

Google dominates US search rankings


Jenni Baker, London
Google is currently leading the US search market, with 67% of search queries in January 2013 carried out across its sites, according to Comscore’s monthly qSearch report.
Google sites saw a 0.3% increase in market share since December 2012. The internet giant was followed by Microsoft sites, with a 16.5% share (+0.2%) and Yahoo sites at 12.1% (-0.1%).
Ask Network, with a 2.8% share of the search market (-0.2%) and AOL at 1.7% (-0.1%) rounded-out the top five search engines in the US.
Overall, almost 19.5 billion explicit core searches were conducted in January, up 11% from December 2012.
Google sites ranked first with 13.1 billion searches (+11%), Microsoft sites came in second with 3.2 billion searches (+12%) and Yahoo followed with 2.3 billion searches (+9%). Ask Network attracted 536 million searches and AOL had 331 million (+7%).

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