US Desktop Search Volume Trend

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US desktop search volume on a monthly basis from December 2004 to present (August 2015). Data is compiled from comScore qSearch and Nielsen//NetRatings MegaView Search reports.

Desktop Query Volume Through August 2015


August saw more negative numbers with a 1.77% decrease, year over year, in desktop search volume. That’s now eight straight months of year over year declines. There’s no doubt that other devices are taking searches away from desktop search.

Google’s reported share in August was 63.8% down 0.2% from July and well below the 67.3% they had in September 2014. This is all before AOL swaps Google for Bing, which doesn’t go into effect until 2016. It also remains to be seen whether the iOS9 rollout, with spotlight search enhancements will have a material impact on search share.