Google Sites led the US explicit core search* market in February 2011, accounting for 65.4% of total searches conducted during the month, followed by Yahoo Sites with 16.1% and Microsoft Sites with 13.6%, according to data from comScore qSearch.
Ask and AOL rounded out the top 5 with 3.2% and 1.7%, respectively.
Total Core Search Queries
More than 15.4 billion explicit core searches were conducted in February, down 9% from January.
Google Sites ranked first with 10.1 billion searches, down 9% from the previous month, followed by Yahoo Sites with 2.5 billion (down 9%) and Microsoft Sites with 2.1 billion (down 5%). Ask accounted for 491 million explicit core searches (down 15%), followed by AOL with 267 million (down 10%).
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