5,699,528,000 online searches in January 2006

Nielsen//NetRatings reported that online search conducted across approximately 60 search engines in the US rose 39% YTY in January 2006 from 4 bln searches to nearly 5.7 bln, the highest number of online searches to date. Online search in December 2005 rose 55% from a year ago to nearly 5.1 bln searches, corresponding to the aggressive growth in search marketing revenue during the same period.