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comScore Releases November 2013 U.S. Search Engine Rankings

Thursday, December 12, 2013

comScore Releases November 2013 U.S. Search Engine Rankings

16:01 EST Thursday, December 12, 2013

RESTON, Va., Dec. 12, 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 November with 66.7 percent of search queries conducted.

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U.S. Explicit Core SearchGoogle Sites led the U.S. explicit core search market in November with 66.7 percent market share, followed by Microsoft Sites with 18.1 percent and Yahoo Sites with 11.2 percent (up 0.1 percentage points). Ask Network accounted for 2.6 percent of explicit core searches, followed by AOL, Inc. with 1.4 percent (up 0.1 percentage points).

comScore Explicit Core Search Share Report*

November 2013 vs. October 2013

Total U.S. ? Home & Work Locations

Source: comScore qSearch

Core Search Entity

Explicit Core Search Share (%)

Oct-13

Nov-13

Point Change

Total Explicit Core Search

100.0%

100.0%

N/A

Google Sites

66.9%

66.7%

-0.2

Microsoft Sites

18.1%

18.1%

0.0

Yahoo Sites

11.1%

11.2%

0.1

Ask Network

2.6%

2.6%

0.0

AOL, Inc.

1.3%

1.4%

0.1

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

18.1 billion explicit core searches were conducted in November, with Google Sites ranking first with 12.1 billion. Microsoft Sites ranked second with 3.3 billion searches, followed by Yahoo Sites with 2 billion, Ask Network with 464 million and AOL, Inc. with 253 million.

comScore Explicit Core Search Query Report

November 2013 vs. October 2013

Total U.S. ? Home & Work Locations

Source: comScore qSearch

Core Search Entity

Explicit Core Search Queries (MM)

Oct-13

Nov-13

Percent Change

Total Explicit Core Search

19,339

18,124

-6%

Google Sites

12,934

12,095

-6%

Microsoft Sites

3,495

3,285

-6%

Yahoo Sites

2,151

2,027

-6%

Ask Network

499

464

-7%

AOL, Inc.

260

253

-3%

"Powered By" ReportingIn November, 68.2 percent of searches carried organic search results from Google, while 27.2 percent of searches were powered by Bing (up 0.1 percentage points).

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: Adam Lella, comScore, Inc., (312) 775-6474, press@comscore.com

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