comScore Releases April U.S. Search Engine Rankings

May 25, 2007, 01:00 ET from comScore

    RESTON, Va., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- comScore, a leader in measuring the
 digital world, today released its monthly qSearch analysis of activity
 across competitive search engines. In April 2007, Google Sites captured
 49.7 percent of the U.S. search market, gaining 1.4 share points from the
 previous month. Yahoo! Sites maintained its second place ranking with 26.8
 percent of U.S. searches, followed by Microsoft Sites (10.3 percent), Ask
 Network (5.1 percent) and Time Warner Network (5.0 percent).
     Share of Online Searches by Engine
     March 2007 - April 2007
     Total U.S. Home, Work and University Internet Users
     Source: comScore qSearch
                            Mar-07      Apr-07      Pt Chg vs.
                                                  Previous Month
     Total Internet
      Population           100.0 %       100.0 %        N/A
     Google Sites           48.3 %        49.7 %        1.4
     Yahoo! Sites           27.5 %        26.8 %       -0.7
     Microsoft Sites        10.9 %        10.3 %       -0.6
     Ask Network             5.2 %         5.1 %       -0.1
     Time Warner Network     5.0 %         5.0 %        0.0
      -- Americans conducted 7.3 billion searches online in April, virtually
         unchanged versus March and up 11 percent versus April 2006.
      -- Google Sites led the pack with 3.6 billion search queries performed,
         followed by Yahoo Sites (2.0 billion), Microsoft Sites (757 million),
         Ask Network (376 million), and Time Warner Network (364 million).
     For more information on comScore qSearch, please email or call(650) 244-5412.
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