MSN Image Search visits up 90% between Q1 and Q2 2005

Among all the vertical search offerings between Q1 2005 and Q2 2005, image search created the highest traffic spikes in visits to vertical search properties. MSN, AOL and Yahoo! increased their traffic to image searches by more than 50%, Nielsen//NetRatings says.

Vertical areas for major
growth among top search engines

Vertical search Number of searches,
Q1 2005
Number of searches,
Q2 2005
QTQ growth, %
MSN Image Search 9,305,000 17,694,000 90%
AOL Image Search 5,718,000 9,935,000 74%
Yahoo! Image Search 92.403,000 143,643,000 55%
Ask News Search 450,000 637,000 42%
Google Image Search 482,629,000 541,483,000 12%
Source: Nielsen//NetRatings