Nielsen: AOL just got murdered, somebody call the police
Nielsen/Netratings released their search share numbers for August today, and there's AOL blood all over it. Year over year, 20% fewer search queries have been made on the portal formerly known as relevant.
AOL lost .8% search share July to August, sliding from from 6.3% to 5.5%, and are still ranked 4th.
Google, meanwhile, rose a full percentage point from July to 50.2% in August. Google's search share rose 30% year over year. Second place search engine rose a scant .2% to 24%, and has exhibited 23% growth in search year over year. Third place MSN rose .4% to an even 10%, and has grown 3% year over year.