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Google tops Nielsen//NetRatings rankings of Top 10 search engines

MUMBAI: Nielsen//NetRatings, a global leader in Internet media and market research, has released the top 10 search engine share rankings for July 2005, which saw Google in the lead with 46 per cent of all searches, followed by Yahoo! Search at 23 per cent and MSN Search at 13 per cent.

AOL Search garnered five per cent of searches, and My Way Search saw two per cent.

 
 
 

Top 10 Search Engines Ranked by Search Share: June-July 2005

Provider/Vertical
June 05
July 05
Google Search
47%
46.2%
Yahoo! Search
22.3%
22.5%
MSN Search
12.5%
12.6%
AOL Search
5.5%
5.4%
My Way Search
1.8%
2.2%
Ask Jeeves Search
1.8%
1.6%
Netscape Search
0.9%
1.6%
Dogpile.com Search
0.8%
0.9%
iWon Search
1.0%
0.9%
EarthLink Search
0.8%
0.8%
Source: Nielsen//NetRatings MegaView Search, August 2005
 
 
 

The average web searcher conducted nearly 38 searches during July 2005, a four per cent increase from the prior month. Google Search and Yahoo! Search saw heavy usage with 27 and 20 searches per person, respectively, followed by Netscape Search and Dogpile.com Search, which averaged nearly 20 and 15 searches per person, respectively. MSN Search rounded out the top five rankings with 14 searches per person.

Top 10 Search Engines Ranked by Searches per Searcher: June-July 2005

Provider/Vertical
June 05
July 05
Total Searches per Searcher
36.2
37.6
Google Search
27.1
27.4
Yahoo! Search
19.1
20.1
Netscape Search
10.5
19.7
Dogpile.com Search
13.5
15.0
MSN Search
13.4
13.9
EarthLink Search
12.6
13.4
My Search Search
9.5
13.2
iWon Search
17.8
13.1
Webcrawler.com Search
6.8
12.2
My Way Search
10.7
11.8
Source: Nielsen//NetRatings MegaView Search, August 2005

NetRatings, Inc. delivers leading Internet media and market research solutions, marketed globally under the Nielsen//NetRatings brand.

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