From the release:
comScore, Inc. , a leader in measuring the digital world, today announced the launch of comScore qSearch 2.0, the second generation of search measurement. Previously, the search universe was defined as searches occurring at the major Web search engines. With search becoming a more ubiquitous activity across the Web, comScore is expanding the market view of the search universe to encompass other searches that occur on the Internet.
comScore’s qSearch 2.0 interface will provide clients with an in-depth view of the search universe in the U.S. and worldwide that encompasses:
— Core Search Engines — the five major U.S. search engines (i.e. Google
Sites, Yahoo! Sites, Microsoft Sites, Ask Network and Time Warner
— Top 50 properties worldwide where search activity is observed, which
includes sites such as MySpace, Baidu, and Naver.
— Major “vertical” search locations — such as eBay and Amazon in retail
and Expedia in travel.
— Partner Search — searches initiated at partner sites that redirect the
visitor to a search engine site.
— Cross-Channel Search — counts multiple searches when employing more
than one search tab (e.g. Web, images, news) for a single search term.
— Local Search — maps, directions, and local directory listings.
— Worldwide Search — includes comprehensive reporting of worldwide
search, with individual country reporting for the U.S., Canada, Mexico,
U.K., France, Germany, Japan, China, and Korea. Additional countries