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Search engines statistic in Germany
Is it only google in Germany?
angiolo

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Msg#: 3703308 posted 9:44 am on Jul 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

I am looking for fresh statistic regarding Germany.

I had some info that Google’s share of referral searches is about 90%.
Is it correct?

And the rest 10%?

Are Germans using google.de or google.com?

Thank you for any source..

 

janharders

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Msg#: 3703308 posted 11:10 am on Jul 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

[webhits.de...]
gives you a pretty good picture.

Google 88.4%
Yahoo 3.7%
T-Online 2.3%
MSN Live Search 2.0%
AOL Suche 1.0%

T-Online is a local german provider, owned by the german telecom.
Generally, I'd say germans use google.de, since google redirects to that if you ask for google.com from germany without any parameters.

angiolo

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Msg#: 3703308 posted 11:47 am on Jul 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thank you!

It's not so difficult to rank fine on yahoo or MSN live search German.., but I found difficult to rank fine on Google.de.

I am referring to sites in German language.
I have the impression that google.de has its own algo.....

Having a local domain and local hosting helps a lot but the algo recipe seems different compared to google.com .

janharders

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Msg#: 3703308 posted 12:24 pm on Jul 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

I don't know about that since I rarely work on optimizing english pages. Our bestranking pages for competitive keywords in germany are, of course, the ones that have been around for a couple of years. We don't have a very strong incoming link base, but it seems not to hurt us. In general, I'd go for the standard on- and offpage optimization before focusing too much on specifics of google.de -- you know, there's only one rule: don't mention the war ;)

Makaveli2007

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Msg#: 3703308 posted 5:00 pm on Nov 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'm German and living in Germany..and 90% using Google is probably an UNDERestimation ;). I think the same thing is true for France.

Also we usually use google.de, because if you're typing in Google.com and have a German IP address it seems that you get redirected to google.de anyway.

SEOPTI

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Msg#: 3703308 posted 2:58 pm on Dec 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

You won't be redirected if you choose the google.com version. There was a forced redirection from google.com to google.de in place but only a short time, then they removed it.

Makaveli2007

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Msg#: 3703308 posted 10:47 pm on Dec 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

I just typed in google.com and landed at google.de

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