comScore Inc. (SCOR: Quote) announced that Americans conducted 13.5 billion core searches in January 2009, a 7% gain versus December 2008.
In January, Google Sites led the U.S. core search market with 63.0% of the searches conducted. Google was followed by Yahoo! with 21.0%, Microsoft with 8.5%, AOL LLC with 3.9% and Ask Network with 3.7%.
Google Sites handled 8.5 billion core searches, followed by Yahoo! Sites with 2.8 billion and Microsoft Sites with 1.1 billion.
Google Sites led with 11.7 billion searches, up 5 percent versus December. Yahoo! Sites ranked second with nearly 3 billion searches, followed by Microsoft Sites with 1.2 billion and AOL LLC with 781 million.
by RTT Staff Writer
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