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European SEs by countries

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Msg#: 3418332 posted 9:20 pm on Aug 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

I am searching for search engines that exist in each European country and have some traffic.
I've read most of the threads on European search engines and I've found only one relevant thread [webmasterworld.com...]
but this thread is quite old.
Can you suggest where I can dig for this information or maybe if webmasterworld members combine their stats it'll be possible to keep up2date list of European SEs



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Msg#: 3418332 posted 10:14 am on Aug 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hi c_zvezda, welcome to the Euro forum.

you are right, the information we have available here is quite old and not really kept up to date. This is due to the fact that the search engine landscape in Europe is changing all the time and local players come and go.

I think the best advice is to focus on Google as most countries have a huge population of Google users. MSN/Live would be next on list of engines to target as they also have some market share locally.

Good luck! :)


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Msg#: 3418332 posted 8:43 pm on Aug 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

You could try looking in Alexa for the top 500 sites. a lot of them are search engines and give you a broad idea of the most popular. If you narrow down your search by searching on country you will get even more detail.

For info I do know, Russia is:
1. Yandex
2. Google
3. Rambler

Is Russia Europe? Probably west is Europe, east is Asia. But Moscow and St Petersbourg (the main markets) are all in the west.


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Msg#: 3418332 posted 3:58 pm on Aug 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

I have checked the logs of 20 big sites in as many languages. This is what I came up with:

Google has 80-94% market shares throughout Europe, so you can safely forget about local engines. In the following countries, there are local engines with measurable traffic:

Germany, Austria: t-online.de, aolsvc.de, web.de
France: Voila.fr
Belgium: Skynet.be
Netherlands: Ilse.nl
Poland: onet.pl
Czech: centrum.cz, seznamn,cs, juxo.cz
Russia: Yandex.ru (almost as big as Google locally), rambler.ru
Sweden: Eniro.se
Norway: Kvasir.no
Denmark: Jubii.dk, eniro.dk
You should keep in mind, that some of the above may have Google onboard.

In the following countries, local engines (if any) do not produce measurable traffic, at least not that I have seen:
Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Spain, Portugal, Italy (arianna.libero.it and virgilio.it a.k.a search.alice.it, are both Google-based).

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