Top search engines in Japan in February 2009

Jan-08 Jan-09 % Change
Total Internet 6,219 6,795 9
Yahoo! Sites 3,096 3,489 13
Google Sites 2,481 2,596 5
Rakuten Inc 111 153 38
Microsoft Sites 119 113 -5
NTT Group 93 103 11
Amazon Sites 80 69 -14
Excite Japan 11 52 362
NEC Corporation 58 44 -25
MIXI 40 23 -42
Nifty Corporation 19 22 14
Source: comScore

Top US search engines in February 2009

Provider Searches
(000)
YOY
Growth
Share of
Searches
All Search 8,494,653 10.1% 100.0%
Google Search 5,394,190 19.2% 63.5%
Yahoo! Search 1,415,354 4.0% 16.7%
MSN/Windows Live Search 881,050 2.4% 10.4%
AOL Search 320,098 -19.9% 3.8%
Ask.com Search 162,226 -16.9% 1.9%
My Web Search 55,772 -21.6% 0.7%
Comcast Search 42,895 1.3% 0.5%
Yellow Pages Search 37,636 N/A* 0.4%
AT&T Worldnet Search 17,371 -27.6% 0.2%
Dogpile.com Search 15,880 -28.9% 0.2%
Source: Nielsen

Top search engines in February 2009

Expanded Search Entity Jan-09 Feb-09 Growth, MTM
Total Expanded Search 19,979 19,176 -4%
Google Sites 11,714 11,250 -4%
Google 8,731 8,541 -2%
YouTube/All Other 2,983 2,709 -9%
Yahoo! Sites 2,979 2,828 -5%
Yahoo! 2,952 2,804 -5%
All Other 27 23 -13%
Microsoft Sites 1,188 1,109 -7%
MSN-Windows Live 1,084 1,015 -6%
Microsoft/All Other 104 94 -10%
AOL LLC 781 761 -3%
AOL Search Network 452 439 -3%
MapQuest/All Other 330 322 -2%
Ask Network 645 678 5%
Ask.com 317 384 21%
MyWebSearch.com/ All Other 328 294 -10%
eBay 541 513 -5%
Craigslist.org 497 511 3%
Fox Interactive Media 558 487 -13%
MySpace 550 479 -13%
All Other 8 7 -10%
Facebook.com 195 206 6%
Amazon Sites 196 170 -13%
Source: comScore

Top stock ticker searches

Rank Search term Company
1 siri Sirius XM Radio Inc.
2 bac Bank of America
3 ge General Electric
4 pspm Pure Spectrum Inc
5 cxac Cross Atlantic Commodities Inc.
6 auy Yamana Gold Inc.
7 gm General Motors
8 c Citibank
9 shld Sears Holdings Corporation
10 ibm IBM
Source: Hitwise

US category upstream traffic from search engines and Google in February 2009

Category Percentage of
category traffic
from search
engines –
February 2009
Percent change
in share of
traffic from
search engines –
February2009-
February 2008
Percentage of
category traffic
from Google –
February2009
Percent change
in share of
traffic from
Google –
February2009-
February2008
Health and Medical 46.52% 4% 34.06% 16%
Travel 36.24% 10% 27.08% 22%
Shopping and Classifieds 24.54% -3% 17.49% 7%
News and Media 21.79% 2% 15.88% 13%
Entertainment 26.41% 9% 18.61% 23%
Business and Finance 20.15% 15% 14.24% 29%
Sports 15.75% 16% 11.46% 31%
Online Video 35.64% 24% 26.88% 41%
Social Networking 17.29% 10% 11.30% 25%
Source: Hitwise