Number of online searches up only 10% in October-November 2005

The growth in the number of online search requests slowed in 2005, falling from a 40% growth pace in Q1 2005 to 30% in Q2 2005 and just under 10% in October and November 2005, says comScore Media Metrix. But the number of searches per person is up. The average users searched 40 times a month in September 2005 compared with 29 times a year earlier, says Nielsen//NetRatings.