comScore Releases June 2014 U.S. Search Engine Rankings

RESTON, Va., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its monthly comScore qSearch™ analysis of the U.S. search marketplace. Google Sites led the explicit core search market in June with 67.6 percent of search queries conducted.

U.S. Explicit Core Search
Google Sites led the U.S. explicit core search market in June with 67.6 percent market share, followed by Microsoft Sites with 19.2 percent (up 0.4 percentage points) and Yahoo Sites with 9.8 percent. Ask Network accounted for 2.1 percent of explicit core searches, followed by AOL, Inc. with 1.3 percent.

comScore Explicit Core Search Share Report*

June 2014 vs. May 2014

Total U.S. – Home & Work Locations

Source: comScore qSearch

Core Search Entity

Explicit Core Search Share (%)

May-14

Jun-14

Point Change

Total Explicit Core Search

100.0%

100.0%

N/A

Google Sites

67.6%

67.6%

0.0

Microsoft Sites

18.8%

19.2%

0.4

Yahoo Sites

10.0%

9.8%

-0.2

Ask Network

2.3%

2.1%

-0.2

AOL, Inc.

1.3%

1.3%

0.0

*"Explicit Core Search" excludes contextually driven searches that do not
reflect specific user intent to interact with the search results.


17.8 billion explicit core searches were conducted in June, with Google Sites ranking first with 12.1 billion. Microsoft Sites ranked second with 3.4 billion searches, followed by Yahoo Sites with 1.7 billion, Ask Network with 378 million and AOL, Inc. with 231 million.

comScore Explicit Core Search Query Report

June 2014 vs. May 2014

Total U.S. – Home & Work Locations

Source: comScore qSearch

Core Search Entity

Explicit Core Search Queries (MM)

May-14

Jun-14

Percent Change

Total Explicit Core Search

18,496

17,826

-4%

Google Sites

12,501

12,050

-4%

Microsoft Sites

3,485

3,420

-2%

Yahoo Sites

1,845

1,747

-5%

Ask Network

423

378

-11%

AOL, Inc.

241

231

-4%

"Powered By" Reporting
In June, 69.0 percent of searches carried organic search results from Google, while 27.2 percent of searches were powered by Bing (up 0.2 percentage points).

About comScore
comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) is a global leader in digital measurement and analytics, delivering insights on web, mobile and TV consumer behavior that enable clients to maximize the value of their digital investments. For more information, please visit www.comscore.com/companyinfo.

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