2022 Edition

national industry 519290

Web Search Portals and All Other Information Services


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating Web sites that use a search engine to generate and maintain extensive databases of Internet addresses and content in an easily searchable format (and known as Web search portals) or providing other information services not elsewhere classified. Establishments known as Web search portals often provide additional Internet services, such as email, connections to other Web sites, auctions, news, and other limited content.

The immediate parent of national industry 519290 is international industry 51929: Web Search Portals and All Other Information Services

Illustrative Examples

  • News clipping services
  • Telephone-based recorded information services
  • Stock photo agencies
  • Web search portals

2022 NAICS Edition Cross References

  • Providing wired broadband Internet access services using own operated telecommunications infrastructure--are classified in U.S. Industry 517111, Wired Telecommunications Carriers;
  • Providing Internet access via client-supplied telecommunications connections--are classified in Industry 517810, All Other Telecommunications;
  • Publishing and distributing content they create or own, including gaming site publishers--are classified in Subsector 513, Publishing Industries;
  • Formatting content, provided by a customer, for streaming and providing hosting and infrastructure support on behalf of the content owner, generally on a contract or fee basis--are classified in Industry 518210, Computing Infrastructure Providers, Data Processing, Web Hosting, and Related Services;
  • Operating news syndicates--are classified in Industry 516210, Media Streaming Distribution Services, Social Networks, and Other Media Networks and Content Providers; and
  • Operating libraries and archives--are classified in Industry 519210, Libraries and Archives.


The NAICS editions in which this code was present are indicated below. In the event that a code was changed from the prior edition the equivalent value in that edition is provided for reference.

Edition Existed Equivalent Value
2002 516110 518112 519190
2007 519130 519190
2012 519130 519190
2017 519130 519190
2022 519290

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Mappings

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