Image searches up 36.6% in October 2005, local searches up 19.2%

Image is the fastest growing vertical among the search requests across all search engines. While general Web searching continues to capture the largest search activity, requests for images shot up to 328 mln queries in October 2005, up 36.

Image is the fastest growing vertical among the search requests across all search engines. While general Web searching continues to capture the largest search activity, requests for images shot up to 328 mln queries in October 2005, up 36.6% from five months prior. Local, Web and News searches strong growth as well, garnering increases of 19.2%, 14.2% and 12.7%, respectively.

Searches by vertical segment in October 2005
Vertical searchSearches, 000Growth
 June 2005October 2005 
Image240,393328,27536.6%
Local148,907177,49419.2%
Web3,951,1074,511,80814.2%
News31,70635,72112.7%
Shopping70,35177,2709.8%
Source: Nielsen//NetRatings

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