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Google Nabs 65% of Search in February

March 15, 2011

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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  • by Daniel Tue Mar 15, 2011 via web

    A drop in search queries across the board from January to February - is this seasonal or perhaps a migration to search via social media platforms?

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