In July 2009, Americans conducted nearly 13.6 billion core searches, with Google Sites accounting for 64.7% search market share. Microsoft Sites grabbed 8.9% market share, a 0.5 percentage point gain versus June.

Web researcher comScore released Tuesday (Aug. 18) its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of the U.S. search marketplace.

Google Sites led the market, followed by Yahoo! Sites (19.3%), and Microsoft Sites (8.9%). Ask Network captured 3.9% of the search market, followed by AOL LLC with 3.1%.

Also, Google Sites accounted for 8.9 billion searches, followed by Yahoo! Sites (2.6 billion), Microsoft Sites (1.2 billion), Ask Network (536 million) and AOL LLC (424 million).

Facebook.com experienced the highest growth of the top ten expanded search properties with a 35% increase, says comScore.

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About Rakesh Raman

Have extensive editorial, content management, and integrated communications experience and have worked as a senior tech journalist, analyst, and columnist with different newspapers, magazines, and Web/online properties in India.

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