US Desktop Search Volume Trend

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US desktop search volume on a monthly basis from December 2004 to present (June 2014). Data is compiled from comScore qSearch and Nielsen//NetRatings MegaView Search reports.

Desktop Search Query Volume Trend


The last five months have seen year over year declines in volume with the last three settling in at a decline of approximately 7%. The five month decline matches the longest stretch of decline recorded between August and December of 2012. This latest decline is also greater in severity than in 2012.

The current trend lends more credence to the idea of cannibalization of desktop search from other platforms such as smartphones and tablets.