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comScore Releases April 2013 U.S. Search Engine Rankings

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

comScore Releases April 2013 U.S. Search Engine Rankings

16:02 EDT Wednesday, May 15, 2013

RESTON, Va., May 15, 2013 /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 April with 66.5 percent of search queries conducted.

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U.S. Explicit Core SearchGoogle Sites led the U.S. explicit core search market in April with 66.5 percent market share, followed by Microsoft Sites with 17.3 percent (up 0.4 percentage points) and Yahoo! Sites with 12.0 percent (up 0.2 percentage points). Ask Network accounted for 2.7 percent of explicit core searches, followed by AOL, Inc. with 1.4 percent.

comScore Explicit Core Search Share Report*April 2013 vs. March 2013Total U.S. ? Home & Work LocationsSource: comScore qSearch

Core Search Entity

Explicit Core Search Share (%)

Mar-13

Apr-13

Point Change

Total Explicit Core Search

100.0%

100.0%

N/A

Google Sites

67.1%

66.5%

-0.6

Microsoft Sites

16.9%

17.3%

0.4

Yahoo! Sites

11.8%

12.0%

0.2

Ask Network

2.7%

2.7%

0.0

AOL, Inc.

1.6%

1.4%

-0.2

*"Explicit Core Search" excludes contextually driven searches that do notreflect specific user intent to interact with the search results.

20.0 billion explicit core searches were conducted in April, with Google Sites ranking first with 13.3 billion. Microsoft Sites ranked second with 3.5 billion searches (up 1 percent) followed by Yahoo! Sites with 2.4 billion, Ask Network with 539 million and AOL, Inc. with 290 million.

comScore Explicit Core Search Query ReportApril 2013 vs. March 2013 Total U.S. ? Home & Work LocationsSource: comScore qSearch

Core Search Entity

Explicit Core Search Queries (MM)

Mar-13

Apr-13

Percent Change

Total Explicit Core Search

20,360

20,016

-2%

Google Sites

13,658

13,317

-2%

Microsoft Sites

3,431

3,467

1%

Yahoo! Sites

2,410

2,403

0%

Ask Network

540

539

0%

AOL, Inc.

321

290

-10%

"Powered By" ReportingIn April, 68.5 percent of searches carried organic search results from Google, while 26.9 percent of searches were powered by Bing.

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.

SOURCE comScore, Inc.

For further information: Kate Dreyer, comScore, Inc., (571) 306-6447, press@comscore.com

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