Search, Aggregation, and Syndication Segment Reaches $68 Billion by 2009; According to Report

Nov 14, 2006

Outsell, Inc., a research and advisory firm for the information industry worldwide, has announced publication of its MarketView report, Search, Aggregation & Syndication: 2006 Market Size, Share, Forecast and Trend Report. Outsell forecasts that this segment will achieve a four-year compound annual growth rate of 17% through 2009, reaching $68 billion. The report provides company information on players in the search, aggregation, and syndication (SAS) sub-segments of the business information industry, such as Google, Yahoo!,, LexisNexis, Factiva, EBSCO Industries, Follett Educational Services, and Ingram Book Group.

Key findings of the report, include: Search research by sub-segment: Top 10 Web search and portal companies include Google, Yahoo!, MSN, AOL,, Infospace,, SINA Corporation, TOM Online, and LYCOS; Top 10 licensed content aggregators and professional services companies include Thomson Corp. (Dialog & Gale), LexisNexis, EBSCO Industries, Factiva, ProQuest, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Copyright Clearance Center, Books24X7, Flysheet Information Services, and Access Copyright; and Top 10 distribution and subscription services are Follett Educational Services, Dawson Holdings, Royal Swets & Zeitlinger, Ingram Book Group, Source Interlink Companies, Baker & Taylor, Blackwell's Book Services, Publisher's Group West, Maruzen Company, and iGroup.