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AOL, Ask Jeeves log double-digit growth in searches

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New York—AOL and Ask Jeeves both experienced double-digit growth in number of searches in the second quarter compared with first quarter of 2005, according to Nielsen//NetRatings.

The number of AOL searches conducted rose 15% in the second quarter to 646.6 million, while Ask Jeeves’ searches rose 16% to 250.9 million.

Nielsen//NetRatings said Google continues to be the market share leader; it garnered a 47% share of searches in June 2005, while Yahoo! Search was second with a 22% market share. MSN Search, AOL Search and My Way Search garnered 12%, 5% and 2% of the market, respectively.

—Carol Krol

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