RESTON, US: comScore, Inc has released its monthly comScore qSearch
analysis of the US search marketplace. Google Sites led the explicit core search market in June with 66.8% of search queries conducted.
US explicit core search
Google Sites led the US explicit core search market in June with 66.8% market share (up 0.1 percentage points), followed by Microsoft Sites with 15.6% (up 0.2 points) and Yahoo! Sites with 13.0%. Ask Network accounted for 3.0% of explicit core searches, followed by AOL, Inc. with 1.5%.
|comScore Explicit Core Search Share Report* June 2012 vs May 2012 Total US - Home & Work Locations (Source: comScore qSearch) |
|Core Search Entity ||Explicit Core Search Share (%) |
|May-12 ||Jun-12 ||Point Change |
|Total Explicit Core Search ||100.0% ||100.0% ||N/A |
|Google Sites ||66.7% ||66.8% ||0.1 |
|Microsoft Sites ||15.4% ||15.6% ||0.2 |
|Yahoo! Sites ||13.4% ||13.0% ||-0.4 |
|Ask Network ||3.0% ||3.0% ||0.0 |
|AOL, Inc. ||1.5% ||1.5% ||0.0|
*"Explicit Core Search" excludes contextually driven searches that do not reflect specific user intent to interact with the search results.
17.1 billion explicit core searches were conducted in June (down 2%), with Google Sites ranking first with 11.4 billion. Microsoft Sites ranked second with 2.7 billion searches, followed by Yahoo! Sites with 2.2 billion, Ask Network with 516 million and AOL, Inc. with 265 million.
|comScore Explicit Core Search Query Report June 2012 vs May 2012 Total US - Home & Work Locations (Source: comScore qSearch) |
|Core Search Entity ||Explicit Core Search Queries (MM) |
|May-12 ||Jun-12 ||Percent Change |
|Total Explicit Core Search ||17,532 ||17,124 ||-2% |
|Google Sites ||11,699 ||11,444 ||-2% |
|Microsoft Sites ||2,701 ||2,674 ||-1% |
|Yahoo! Sites ||2,342 ||2,224 ||-5% |
|Ask Network ||521 ||516 ||-1% |
|AOL, Inc. ||268 ||265 ||-1%|
In June, 69.0% of searches carried organic search results from Google (up 0.1 percentage points versus May), while 25.6% of searches were powered by Bing.