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Which are the leading search engines in Europe?
genny

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Msg#: 945 posted 4:30 am on Jul 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi,

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.

 

Blackie

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Msg#: 945 posted 7:38 am on Jul 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Here comes scandinavian:
Sweden - eniro.se
Denmark - eniro.dk
Norway - kvasir.no

Shak

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Msg#: 945 posted 7:41 am on Jul 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

UK in no specific order:

Google, Yahoo, ASKjeeves, MSN,

portals: Wanadoo, NTL, Tiscali, Lycos, BTopenworld,

Hope that helps in some way

Shak

Tor

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Msg#: 945 posted 1:39 pm on Jul 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Blackie;

Don`t you work in Kvasir, a company owned by Eniro...? ;)

HitProf

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Msg#: 945 posted 3:54 pm on Jul 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Netherlands: definitely Google and Google alone (85% or more).

Latest research says Ilse down to 7% (from 8), MSN up to 3% (from 2). 5% at most for all others (but 1-2% is more likely).

Important portals: startpagina.nl (plus doughters topic.pagina.nl), planet.nl.

Blackie

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Msg#: 945 posted 7:03 am on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Don`t you work in Kvasir, a company owned by Eniro...?
I do and my profile says so, but this is off-topic ;-) You better suggest some Scandinavian SE if you know some ;-)

P.S. I do not list Google, MSN and Yahoo here. Those exist allover the world so I think this is not what you've been asking for Genny.

genny

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Msg#: 945 posted 8:42 am on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

yaah exactly.I am unable to find any SE in Scotland.

Shak

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Msg#: 945 posted 8:58 am on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

there really isn't any specific search engine for scotland

without sounding rude, but that would be like having a different search engine for every county or state in the USA

simply aint gonna happen, unless it's a local portal, and they are so 2000 :)

Shak

Marketing Guy

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Msg#: 945 posted 9:02 am on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Google UK is the best UK regional referrer I have. There are no real major Scottish-only search engines - they tend to be all UK national and most are powered by other engines (large ISPs mainly).

Consider UK wizz (http://www.ukwizz.com/)as well, who operate their own index of UK only sites.

If you are looking for Scottish only sites then I think you would need to look to Scottish directories with a search function, but I don't think there are any Scottish-only SE's (at least none of consequential traffic value).

MG

Rumbas

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Msg#: 945 posted 1:19 pm on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Blackie, I'd say the Scandinavian market is a bit more diversified than that. You're not biased are you?

Somewhat old, but still a very good pointer:

Denmark [webmasterworld.com]
Sweden [webmasterworld.com]
Norway [webmasterworld.com]

Blackie

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Msg#: 945 posted 1:22 pm on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Not biased at all... simply could not come up with those good links you did Rumbas.

Rumbas

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Msg#: 945 posted 1:32 pm on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hehe, that's ok Blackie :)

These things change all the time. Take Enrio for example. Once we had Kvasir and SOL here in Denmark. Then Eniro bought them up and now we only have Eniro. It seems that a lot of mergers have been going on in most countries the last few years, but we do like these threads to come up once in a while and members post their stats/findings on the marketshares.

Good stuff folks, thanks.

jmccormac

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Msg#: 945 posted 1:37 pm on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Ireland:

Google
Yahoo
MSN

Only Irish search engine:
WhoisIreland.com

Everything else is a directory.

Regards...jmcc

Blackie

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Msg#: 945 posted 1:42 pm on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Once we had Kvasir and SOL here in Denmark. Then Eniro bought them up and now we only have Eniro.
- not every change is a good change :-)
Petrocelli

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Msg#: 945 posted 1:47 pm on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Germany:

Google 81.6%
Yahoo 4.5%
MSN Web-Suche 4.3%
AOL Suche 2.5%
T-Online 1.6%
WEB.DE 1.2%

kiwibrit

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Msg#: 945 posted 1:56 pm on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

For the UK, there's yell, of course.

Marketing Guy

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Msg#: 945 posted 2:03 pm on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yell and Thomson are directories more than search engines though and purely business listings.

redaarchitect

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Msg#: 945 posted 2:15 pm on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Search engines in Europe
mirago.fr for french
de.mirago.com Alllemagne

Ove

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Msg#: 945 posted 2:40 pm on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Rumbas wrote
<Somewhat old, but still a very good pointer:>

I think Sweden is pretty up to date. Nothing special has happend here, its Google and Google and Google.

/Ove

Zygoot

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Msg#: 945 posted 2:44 pm on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Belgium & Netherlands: definitely Google

Hercules2

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Msg#: 945 posted 3:29 pm on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

netherlands:
85% google
9% ilse.nl
2% msn.nl

Hanu

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Msg#: 945 posted 3:41 pm on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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.

I apologize if I misunderstand the question, but isn't the answer obvious? Google followed by Yahoo. Everyone else is so far behind these two that they aren't really worth mentioning.

SlyOldDog

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Msg#: 945 posted 4:01 pm on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Perhaps in those countries. But in Poland the main engines are WP and Onet (and google of course).

In Czech Republic Seznam is the big one.

creative craig

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Msg#: 945 posted 4:04 pm on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

If anyone puts all their eggs in the one proverbial bucket and that bucket gets kicked your ass would also get kicked from the boss!

Its a good idea to know what the engines are up to.

ronin

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Msg#: 945 posted 5:07 pm on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

[offtopic]

countries in Europe like ... UK ... Scotland

UK = United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

(Great Britain: England, Scotland and Wales)

[ontopic]

google.co.uk
ask.co.uk
yahoo.co.uk
msn.co.uk

are all big in the UK.

mirago.co.uk

is less well known, but UK-focused.

swa66

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Msg#: 945 posted 6:08 pm on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Belgium:
Google
without doubt #1 by far.

Psazf

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Msg#: 945 posted 6:20 pm on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Ando so! What about Portugal! :-)

Here they are, appart the usual:

www.google.pt
[pt.altavista.com...]

there are some good Portuguese ones like:

www.sapo.pt
www.clix.pt
www.aeiou.pt
www.descobre.net
www.iol.pt
www.madinfo.pt
www.telelista.iol.pt
www.cusco.pt
www.netindex.pt

Kind regards
PSAZF
(Portugal)

philaweb

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Msg#: 945 posted 9:02 pm on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Search engines with their own searchbots:

Europe: seekport.com
Italy: iltrovatore.it
Czech Republic: seznam.cz
Denmark: soegning.dk
Russia: search.udm.net
France: voila.fr
UK: yell.com

mack

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Msg#: 945 posted 9:05 pm on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

yell has no bot?

Yell is more like a directory containing business listings, not really web search.

Mack.

philaweb

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Msg#: 945 posted 9:37 pm on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

mack,

[webmasterworld.com...]

Other search engine bots:

Croatia: pogodak.hr
Switzerland: search.ch

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