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Large traffic increase from Search.com?

 7:32 pm on Jul 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

Is anyone else seeing a large increase in search traffic from Search.com?

I began noticing it in May, and Search.com keeps sending more traffic. It's nearly doubled each month.

Funny, too, that it's not sending traffic from our target keywords but rather long tail or product SKU keywords.

I haven't found much discussion about Search.com. Does anyone have any news? It's like they came out of nowhere and are sending more traffic than Yahoo!.

Has anyone else seen something similar?



 10:48 pm on Jul 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

Since it's a meta search engine it could well be to do with their selection of searchees. I use ixquick and that hits about half a dozen SEs. They used to include yahoo and bing (roughly the same now), blekko and wikipedia. Unfortunately they changed their site (why do SEs do that?!) and now they no longer say where they get the results from.

I used to use StartPage, which claimed to be the same as ixquick. I stopped using it when they began fronting for google. :(


 10:01 am on Sep 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi there,

Any more information about it? I'm checking my traffic and.. my websites are increasing traffic from this 'peculiar' search engines.. and conversition too... detail I'm getting traffic from keyword that I don't have good optimization in google, yahoo & bing.



 8:38 pm on Sep 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

I'm only monitoring one site's stats at the moment - UK only limited product range - but I'm not getting any traffic there from it.

As I said, it's a meta engine so relies on a variety of others for its SERPS, but to be of any use it has to have users and I wonder a) how many it has and b) what niches they are searching in.

Glad to hear you're getting good traffic from it. :)

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