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80 Percent of all searches today?

 2:05 am on Feb 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

I thought I read that Google powers 79% of all searches today. Can anyone confirm and point me to one of the "pundits" or sites backing this up? Thanks for your help.



 3:49 am on Feb 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Although it's not quite that high, they are out performing every other search engine and directory available.

The last I heard 150 million searches per day and growing.

It's actually close to half of that -- 34 - 38%.


 4:04 am on Feb 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Add in Yahoo, AOL, Netscape, etc (which is what kwburke was saying, I think) and it's closer to 80% than 38%. I know it's responsible for 85% of my search engine traffic.


 5:32 am on Feb 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

atadams that actually makes sense... I hadn't considered Google's feeds.


 10:19 am on Feb 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Google and its partners account for about 76% of our site traffic.


 12:48 pm on Feb 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

last i saw, google had 55%, with yahoo at 20%, forget how much aol was. add them up, plus the small partners, and 80% seems possible


 12:56 pm on Feb 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

atadams that actually makes sense

[b]11:32 pm on Feb. 13, 2003 (utc -6)[/b]

Time & date noted...



 1:46 pm on Feb 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the input. Is there anywhere that these search figures are quoted or backed up that I can refer to?


 2:10 pm on Feb 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

"Nearly four out of five Internet searches happen on Google or on sites that license its technology."

-"Google vs. Evil" [wired.com] - Wired Magazine 11.01

troels nybo nielsen

 4:20 pm on Feb 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld, swerve. Good start.

In some countries Google's share is much smaller. In Scandinavia Google are doing fine on their own, but we have strong local web directories in all countries, so Yahoo's position is less significant.


 5:03 pm on Feb 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Okay, try this on for size:

Market share 2002 (Nielsen 2002):
Google 29%
Yahoo 29%
MSN 28%
AOL 20%
Ask Jeeves 10%

Which equates to Google results being on 78% of search pages. These figures are for page views as opposed to actual searches, so portals probably have inflated figures.

According to Media Metrix in 2001, 78% of internet users use search engines.

Combining stats from eMarketer, Neilsen and National Statistics we can glean that 47% of online shoppers use search engines as part of the shopping process; in the UK, 38% of internet users use Google; 40% of the UK is online (23.5M users)...

Therefore, 4M UK shoppers use Google!

I'm sure the margin of error is huge (the eMarketer stats date back to '98) but as a ball-park figure it's a fairly convincing case for SEO in the UK.


 5:34 pm on Feb 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

I don't buy those numbers. I think they are way off. I would be curious to know the exact method they used to determine these numbers.


 5:53 pm on Feb 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

16 October 2002: Google’s global usage share [internet-magazine.com]

My guesstimate (US, 5k uniques/day) would put Google and google partners at 65%, MSN at 15%, Ask at 5%, and the rest of the 3rd-tier players fighting it out over the scraps.


 6:42 pm on Feb 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

The OneStat data seems more accurated to me than the Nielsen.


January 27 2003

1. Google....... 54.7%
2. Yahoo........ 22.1%
3. MSN Search.... 9.5%
4. AOL Search.... 3.7%
5. Terra Lycos... 2.8%
6. Altavista..... 2.5%
7. Askjeeves..... 1.5%


 7:38 am on Feb 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

This weeks numbers from several thousand independant sites with trackers for monitoring. Google is still king, add partners and close to 75% seems about right. Most interesting thing is the rise of MSN (6 months ago it was a 8%).

40.29% Google
24.2% Yahoo
17.41% MSN
6.87% AOL
2.69% AskJeeves
1.67% Netscape
1.14% Altavista
0.83% Overture
0.77% EarthLink
0.71% Lycos
0.66% Excite
0.41% Looksmart
0.41% IWon
0.28% Comcast
0.23% ATT
0.21% HotBot
0.19% C-Net
0.16% WebCrawler
0.15% CometWebSearch
0.15% AllTheWeb
0.14% Mamma
0.13% ixquick
0.09% Freeserve
0.05% Kanoodle
0.04% Teoma
0.04% About
0.01% ah-ha
0.01% ePilot
0.01% 7Search
0.01% Alexa
0.01% Profusion
0.01% Business
0% Searchalot
0% WiseNut
0% Dmoz
0% FindWhat
0% Webfile
0% GoClick
0% Pageseeker
0% NorthernLight

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