Top search engines in November 2005: Google – 39.8%, Yahoo! – 29.5%, MSN – 14.2%

Americans conducted 5.15 bln searches online during November 2005, up 9% from November 2004. Google Sites garnered the most searches in November 2005 with 2.05 bln searches measured, followed by Yahoo! Sites (1.52 bln searches), MSN-Microsoft Sites (728.8 mln searches), Time Warner Network (446 mln searches), and Ask Jeeves (336.3 mln searches). Yahoo! Sites received 48.5% of toolbar searches, edging out Google’s 46.4% share. Toolbar search activity represented 12% of total searches in November 2005.

Top search engines in November 2005

Engine Nov 2004 Nov 2005 Growth
Google 34.6 39.8 +5.2
Yahoo! 32.0 29.5 -2.5
MSN 16.0 14.2 -1.8
AOL 9.1 8.7 -0.4
Ask 5.5 6.5 +1.0
Source: ComScore Media Metrix

Also see Nielsen//NetRatings ranking of top search engines in October 2005, ComScore ranking of top search engines in October 2005, Nielsen//NetRatings ranking of top search engines in August 2005, OneStat ranking of top search engines in September 2005, ComScore ranking of top search engines for August 2005 and HitWise ranking of top search engines for July 2005.