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|Which are the leading search engines in Europe?|
Can anyone give me the list of leading portals and search engines for countries in Europe like Italy, Spain, UK, Irland, Scotland, Germany, France, Norway, Denemark, Sweden, Greece.
More search engines with own bots:
Czech republic: jyxo.cz
why would yell.com crawl when they only accept paid sugested listings? Not only web sites but business listing in general?
I recently did a check for my own and client sites in Norway and found this to be the marketshare (in Norwegian):
Google - 71,9% *
MSN - 23,4%
Yahoo - 3,9%
*Numbers include (Kvasir/Eniro/SOL).
[edited by: Rumbas at 7:17 am (utc) on July 6, 2005]
[edit reason] fixed formatting [/edit]
You can also look at [objectssearch.com...] which covers quite a few countries too.
[edited by: Rumbas at 2:17 pm (utc) on July 6, 2005]
Meta Search Engine:
Hi for french world
1guide.net : french
voila.fr : francophone world
mozbot.fr :french (using Google search but adding some option like define and suggest )
In Italy, the most important are:
Arianna/Libero (own crawler, results enhanced by Google)
Virgilio (own crawler+directory, results enhanced by Google?)
Other major SE's/portals are listed by traffic here:
From five years of running search engines, I don't think that any small, country level search engine can survive purely as a search play. Most have to have an associated directory. The technical costs of running a search engine are lower but the marketing costs are probably even higher now.
Just on the Scottish search engine side of things, it would be possible to build a Scottish search engine, but the above search hybrid idea would apply. At least with a Scottish search engine, the Gaelic  is understandable even if the accent is a bit strange. :)
 Irish Gaelic and Scottish Gaelic are two flavours of the same language.
If you missed it, Blackie got some good stats from Russia over here [webmasterworld.com]
albert, where did you get these numbers from? I can't really confirm them as Google is more in the 85% and Yahoo! in the 5% area.
in my country Bulgaria:
I suppose only dir.bg is accessible from outside beacause of the good ip nat...talking about yahoo,google and msn,Google is most popular,Yahoo also much but not so and MSN a very little
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