Top search engines in October 2005: Google – 47.7%, Yahoo! – 21.8%, MSN – 11.3%

Nielsen//NetRatings reported the volume of Internet search queries growing to more than 5.1 bln in October 2005, up 15% from five months ago. Ask Jeeves led as the fastest growing search player out of the top five search engines, skyrocketing 77% in search volume, while Google maintained its leader position with the largest market share of nearly half of all searches, or 48%, by generating 2.4 bln requests.

Top search engines in October 2005
  Total searches, 000    
Search engine June 2005 October 2005 Growth Share
Google 2,032,222 2,449,396 21% 47.7%
Yahoo! 965,642 1,118,429 16% 21.8%
MSN 540,686 582,702 8% 11.3%
AOL 358,667 368,130 3% 7.2%
Ask 75,808 133,932 77% 2.6%
Total 4,447,406 5,134,713 15%  
Source: Nielsen//NetRatings

See Nielsen//NetRatings data from August 2005