Number of online searches up only 10% in October-November 2005

The growth in the number of online search requests slowed in 2005, falling from a 40% growth pace in Q1 2005 to 30% in Q2 2005 and just under 10% in October and November 2005, says comScore Media Metrix. But the number of searches per person is up.

The growth in the number of online search requests slowed in 2005, falling from a 40% growth pace in Q1 2005 to 30% in Q2 2005 and just under 10% in October and November 2005, says comScore Media Metrix. But the number of searches per person is up. The average users searched 40 times a month in September 2005 compared with 29 times a year earlier, says Nielsen//NetRatings.