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29.12.2006 – 14:38

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comScore Reports Traffic to Leading French Sites In November; Google Remains the Most-Visited Site In France for 15th Consecutive Month

    London (ots/PRNewswire)

    comScore Networks, a leader in measuring the digital age, today revealed the top French Internet properties and the top gaining properties during November, based on data collected through its comScore World Metrix audience ratings service. Notable findings include:

      -- Google Sites, Microsoft Sites and France Telecom retained their
          rankings as the top three properties among French Internet users, with
          16.4, 15.5 and 13.6 million French visitors, respectively.
      -- The Mozilla Organization represented the top-gaining Web property in
          France with a 65-percent gain to 2.5 million visitors. This increase
          was driven largely by the launch of Mozilla's new Firefox browser,
          launched at the end of October.
      -- Dailymotion.com, which was the fifth-biggest gainer in October, became
          the second-biggest gainer in November, increasing 31 percent to 4
          million visitors.
      -- Commentcamarche.net, a source for technical answers, appeared in the
          Top 10 Gainers list for the second month running, growing 27 percent
          to 2.4 million visitors in November.
      Top 10 Online Properties by French Unique Visitors, Age 15+(i)
      November 2006
      Total France - Home and Work Locations
      Source: comScore World Metrix
                                                                      Oct.-06        Nov.-06      Percentage
                                                                      (000)            (000)          Change
      Total FR Internet
      Audience, Age 15+                                    24,126         24,259                1 %
      Google Sites                                            16,324         16,383                0 %
      Microsoft Sites                                        15,392         15,511                1 %
      France Telecom                                         13,474         13,599                1 %
      Iliad/Free.fr Sites                                 12,121         12,289                1 %
      Yahoo! Sites                                            10,851         10,856                0 %
      Groupe Pages Jaunes                                 10,758         10,657              -1 %
      eBay                                                          9,657         10,282                6 %
      Groupe PPR                                                 8,452          8,917                6 %
      Groupe Aprovia                                          7,413          7,636                3 %
      Orbus Groupe                                              6,880          7,223                5 %
      (i) Excludes traffic from public computers such as Internet cafes or
            access from mobile phones or PDAs.
      Top 10 Gaining Properties by Percentage Change in French Unique
      Visitors(i)
      October 2006 vs. September 2006
      Total French Visitors, Age 15+ - Home and Work Locations(ii)
      Source: comScore World Metrix
                                                                        Sept.-06    Oct.-06      Percentage
                                                                         (000)          (000)          Change
      Total FR Internet
      Audience, Age 15+                                      24,126         24,259              1 %
      The Mozilla
      Organization                                                1,490          2,466            65 %
      DAILYMOTION.COM                                          3,026          3,953            31 %
      Sony Online                                                 1,312          1,687            29 %
      FUTURA-SCIENCES.COM                                    1,157          1,481            28 %
      COMMENTCAMARCHE.NET                                    1,933          2,449            27 %
      Otto Gruppe                                                 1,160          1,461            26 %
      Fotovista Group                                          3,237          4,031            25 %
      Cyrealis                                                      3,198          3,953            24 %
      Karstadt-Quelle                                          1,396          1,712            23 %
      PRICEMINISTER.COM                                        3,287          3,906            19 %
        (i) Ranking based on the top 100 French properties in November 2006.
      (ii) Excludes traffic from public computers such as Internet cafes or
              access from mobile phones or PDAs.

    About comScore World Metrix

    comScore World Metrix is the first service to continuously measure and report online behaviour on a world-wide basis, providing visitation metrics and demographic characteristics for Web site audiences around the world. With active representation of countries that comprise the vast majority of the global Internet population, World Metrix provides its clients with worldwide Internet population estimates and harmonized online performance metrics based on a consistent methodology across all countries. More than 100 clients subscribe to comScore's World Metrix service, including 8 of the top 10 interactive advertising agencies.

    About comScore Europe

    comScore Europe is an operating division of comScore Networks, Inc., the leader in digital media measurement. comScore Europe provides details of visitation, demographics and online buying power for Web site audiences across European, U.S. and global markets.

    About comScore Networks

    comScore Networks is a global leader in measuring the digital age. This capability is based on a massive, global cross-section of more than 2 million consumers who have given comScore permission to confidentially capture their browsing and transaction behaviour, including online and offline purchasing. comScore panelists also participate in survey research that captures and integrates their attitudes and intentions. Through its proprietary technology, comScore measures what matters across a broad spectrum of behaviour and attitudes. comScore consultants apply this deep knowledge of customers and competitors to help clients design powerful marketing strategies and tactics that deliver superior ROI. comScore services are used by global leaders such as AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Verizon, Best Buy, The Newspaper Association of America, Tribune Interactive, ESPN, Fox Sports, Nestle, MBNA, Universal McCann, the United States Postal Service, Merck and Expedia. For more information, please visit www.comscore.com.

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