Google Leads comScore U.S. Search Engine Rankings For October

Google Sites led the explicit core search market in October with 66.9 percent of search queries conducted, according to the latest monthly comScore qSearch analysis of the U.S. search marketplace.

Google Sites led the U.S. explicit core search market in October with 66.9 percent market share (up 0.2 percentage points), followed by Microsoft Sites with 16 percent (up 0.1 percentage points) and Yahoo! Sites with 12.2 percent. Ask Network accounted for 3.2 percent of explicit core searches, followed by AOL, Inc. with 1.8 percent.

comScore Explicit Core Search Share Report*
October 2012 vs. September 2012 
Total U.S. – Home & Work Locations
Source: comScore qSearch

Core Search Entity

Explicit Core Search Share (%)

Sep-12

Oct-12

Point Change

Total Explicit Core Search

100.0%

100.0%

N/A

Google Sites

66.7%

66.9%

0.2

Microsoft Sites

15.9%

16.0%

0.1

Yahoo! Sites

12.2%

12.2%

0.0

Ask Network

3.5%

3.2%

-0.3

AOL, Inc.

1.8%

1.8%

0.0

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

17.6 billion explicit core searches were conducted in October (up 8 percent), with Google Sites ranking first with 11.8 billion (up 8 percent). Microsoft Sites ranked second with 2.8 billion searches (up 9 percent), followed by Yahoo! Sites with 2.1 billion (up 8 percent), Ask Network with 560 million and AOL, Inc. with 309 million (up 8 percent).

comScore Explicit Core Search Query Report
October 2012 vs. September 2012 
Total U.S. – Home & Work Locations
Source: comScore qSearch

Core Search Entity

Explicit Core Search Queries (MM)

Sep-12

Oct-12

Percent Change

Total Explicit Core Search

16,352

17,623

8%

Google Sites

10,912

11,787

8%

Microsoft Sites

2,597

2,819

9%

Yahoo! Sites

1,990

2,147

8%

Ask Network

565

560

-1%

AOL, Inc.

287

309

8%

In October, 69.5 percent of searches carried organic search results from Google (up 0.1 percentage points), while 25 percent of searches were powered by Bing.

Google Leads comScore U.S. Search Engine Rankings For October

Image: Carlos Luna, via Flickr (CC)

Source: comScore

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Francis Rey Balolong

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A coffee junkie who spends most of his time writing about the latest news on social media and mobile technology. I would definitely consider myself a nerd (in the coolest most hipster way possible). That being said, I love technology, music, writing, and all things mobile.
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