Bing search queries up 6% to 1.3 billion
Americans conducted 14.4 billion core searches in November 2009, with Google Sites accounting for 65.6% search market share, up from 65.4% in October and Microsoft Sites grabbing 10.3% market share, up 0.4% points versus October, according to a report from research firm comScore.
Yahoo sites accounted 17.5% of the US core search market market in November, a decrease of 0.5% compared to 18% in October. AOL network reported a decline of 0.1% to 2.8% from 2.9% in October while Ask network share was also down 0.1% to 3.8% from 3.9% in October.
In November 2009, Google Sites led the search market with 13.8 billion search queries, followed by Yahoo! Sites with 2.6 billion queries and Microsoft Sites with 1.5 billion searches. Bing experienced the largest growth of the top ten expanded search properties with an 6% increase in query volume to more than 1.3 billion searches.
According to the report, Ask.com search queries remained flat with 348m while AOL search network queries were 349m, a decrease of 3% compared to 359m. ebay search queries increased by 3% to 635m from 617m in October.
Social networking site Facebook has reported a 7% increase in search queries to 354m in November, compared to 331m search queries in October. Searches on MySpace sites decreased by 7% to 439m, while Amazon sites increased by 18% to 250m.