The search engine market in July 2005, Google leads with 46.2%

Posted on Monday, Aug 29 2005 @ 01:37 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Nielsen//NetRatings released the top 10 search engine share rankings for July 2005. Google Search continued its lead with 46 percent of all searches, followed by Yahoo! Search at 23 percent, and MSN Search at 13 percent . AOL Search garnered five percent of searches, and My Way Search saw two percent.

Top 10 Search Engines Ranked by Search Share: June-July 2005

Provider  June 05 July 05
1. Google Search 47.0% 46.2%
2. Yahoo! Search 22.3% 22.5%
3. MSN Search 12.5% 12.6%
4. AOL Search

5.5% 5.4%
5. My Way Search

1.8% 2.2%
6. Ask Jeeves Search

1.8% 1.6%
7. Netscape Search

0.9% 1.6%
8. Dogpile.com Search

0.8% 0.9%
9. iWon Search

1.0% 0.9%
10. EarthLink Search

0.8% 0.8%


The average Web searcher conducted nearly 38 searches during July 2005, a four percent increase from the prior month Google Search and Yahoo! Search saw heavy usage with 27 and 20 searches per person, respectively, followed by Netscape Search and Dogpile.com Search, which averaged nearly 20 and 15 searches per person, respectively. MSN Search rounded out the top five rankings with 14 searches per person.

Top 10 Search Engines Ranked by Searches per Searcher: June-July 2005

Provider  June 05 July 05
Total searches per searcher 36.2 37.2
1. Google Search 27.1 27.4
2. Yahoo! Search 19.1 20.1
3. Netscape Search 10.5 19.7
4. Dogpile.com Search 13.5 15.0
5. MSN search 13.4 13.9
6. EarthLink Search 12.6 13.4
7. My Search Search 9.5 13.2
8. iWon Search 17.8 13.1
9. Webcrawler.com Search 6.8 12.2
10. My Way Search 10.7 11.8


About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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