Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization (SEO)' started by samda, Mar 16, 2009.
This is data you can find on the 'Net so I'm not sure how voting on what we think their share is helps. Maybe I'm missing something?
All the Best,
When looking at my traffic logs, I get over 90% of my global traffic from Google, so I think its safe that Google domintates.
Google dominates. I remember when they launched back in the late 1990's. I was using YAHOO for search at the time. I switched over immediately and haven't looked back since.
I liked it a little more when it was still privately owned by the founders - Brin and Page (now you know how they came up with the name "PageRank"). It still rocks though.
YAHOO is an important directory (it has search capability but it's actually classified as a directory because you can drill down into topics) and Microsoft is a big player in the SE market.
The thing I like most about Google is that it's customer-centric in it's search algo. The algo largely has to do with relevancy. They have a top shelf spam team as well. The homepage is notoriously lean and quick. Nothing can touch Google.
Long live the Google Sensation!
Yes. Like Newbie Shield, during the early 1990's, i am using yahoo.
When Google first came up, I didn't notice it. It is till to one particular day, when i tried google search and found that it really loaded a lot of faster than yahoo and the search results are quickly displayed.
From there, i started using Google till now. Cheers
Google Inc.'s share of the U.S. web search market rose in February but dipped globally, according to reports citing market research data.
Google's share of core searches by U.S. internet users rose to 59.2 per cent in February, up from 58.5 per cent, while rivals Yahoo and Microsoft both saw their share of web searches slip, according to market research company comScore.
But comScore's global data, which is only made available to private subscribers, shows a decline in Google's global share of the search market, from 63.1 per cent to 62.8 per cent, according to the Reuters news agency, citing an unnamed analyst.
The findings have fuelled speculation about the relative health of both the company and the internet search market as a whole, speculation likely to intensify after comScore delivers its monthly data on search advertising, or "paid clicks," on Thursday after market close.
ComScore's January data showed an eight per cent decline in the number of paid clicks ??” the number of web search ads viewed ??” per Google search query.
The results, following as they did a report of lower-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue and profit, sparked a sharp decline in Google's shares.
As of Thursday afternoon, Google shares were trading at $422.95 US, down $9.05 from Wednesday's close.
Google's president of North American advertising and commerce, speaking at a media conference last month, said the recent slowing of paid clicks was the result of a change in strategy away from unintentional clicks and toward more focused advertising.
Google's global market share, while down for the month, was up relative to last year at this time, according to the Reuters report. Google's worldwide market share was 58.5 per cent in February 2007, the report said, citing the unnamed analyst.
Microsofts Bing is grabbing Market Share and Tazoodle will eventually redefine the industry with its search engine revenue sharing concept.
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