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How does google compare to other SE

 4:52 am on Jun 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

I've read a lot that google is the holy grail of SE but is anyone able to quantify just how much better is it then the other SE.

As an example, for every 1000 hits you get from google for a specific search term, how does it compare to yahoo, msn, altavista, etc



 10:07 pm on Jun 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

For every 1000 searches from Yahoo! I get:

7800 from Google.com
1002 from Google.co.uk (not based there)
1000 from Yahoo.com
780 from msn.com
360 from aol.com
less from smaller engines
lots from other Google countries

Doing really well on the other engines might be almost as good as doing poorly on Google. It's where the searchers are.


 1:48 am on Jul 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks for sharing your success.

I've just started a few sites, get a few hundred hits a day from Yahoo and Altavista. Google however totally ignores me right now but it's nice to see what awaits if I can get his attention.


 2:04 am on Jul 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

For every 1000 visits I get from Yahoo, I also get over 10000 visits from Google (This includes AOL), 950 from MSN and a lot less from the smaller search engines. Google is king for now, but I have seen a increase in visitors from MSN and Yahoo over the past few months, it will be interesting to see how things are in a year or two from now.


 2:16 am on Jul 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

I was close to treeline until this last gooooogle update...then msnnnnnn update. I grew quit a bit in msnnnn...and dropped quit a bit in gooooogle. Yahoooo has been busy and steady but my conversions have dropped quite a bit along with goooogle. It may be a summer slow down for me too but I think gooooogle is the Holy Grail for sure dude ;-)


 2:38 am on Jul 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

I have 8 sites, all of which are buried in the Google sandbox, playing nicely with others, I hope. I raised them to be good kids, after all.

I'll say this about other engines. I make a good monthly income from traffic coming from Yahoo and MSN. If you can't get listed highly at Google, concentrate on the other 2 big boys and you'll get there. Trust me.


 3:09 am on Jul 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

That's pretty much what I've been doing, concentrating on Yahoo and Altavista. I do have several keywords that I am ranking well on and hope to optimize even further over time.


 3:16 am on Jul 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

MSN recently went to an algo that takes relevance of on-page content much more into account than before. Every single one of my sites shot up the rankings. One of them is #1 out of 25,000,000 pages for a major keyword. It's not a ton of traffic, but combined with good ranking at Yahoo, it's not too shabby. I spend my time now working on content and very little on getting links. Google can go fly a kite. :-)


 3:32 am on Jul 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

Is google the only site to have the sandbox effect, or do the other search engines have a similar effect?


 11:21 am on Jul 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

Altavista? I haven't looked there in years. In fact of the 12,000 search engine referrals we've had so far this week Atla vista accounts for .001% of the total. And we're # 1 in their free results for the two major phrases we target.

Don't waste your time on AV

With 1,000 Google we get

157 yahoo
86 MSN
76 Google(CA)
25 AOL
21 Google(images)


 1:48 pm on Jul 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

I just came out of the sandbox so perhaps there is more to come with Google (as a matter of fact, I am seeing two sets of results now and I'm moving up in the new results).

Here would be my numbers (up until the last Yahoo update):

For every:
Google - 100

I'd get:
Yahoo - 85
MSN - 40

I'm hoping this means there will be more Google traffic in the future since the numbers are quite close.


 1:52 pm on Jul 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

Just for the courious - I am seeing the update on - could be everflux for some, but some pretty good jumps for me.


 2:58 pm on Jul 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

It very much depends on your site but on average Google wins easily. Pay Per click wise where I track users I get opposite ROE with many types of keywords despite more traffic from AdSense! (Explain that?)


 5:09 pm on Jul 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

For every 1000 Google

Yahoo 59
Google images 57
MSN 15
AOL 13
Others <6

On my smaller, newer websites yahoo and MSN have a larger percentage, as does Froogle.


 2:33 pm on Jul 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

My stats may be skewed due to my site getting hit hard from Bourbon. But my site seems to be opposite from the ones posted for this topic.

Every 1000 Google Visits I get about:
1800 Yahoo Visits
1500 MSN Visits


 4:57 pm on Jul 8, 2005 (gmt 0)


Yahoo: 4500
MSN: 2000
Altavista: 400
Gigabot: 150
Google: 64

(Note: Before Feb. 2nd, it used to be Google about 15,000 per day.)


 5:12 pm on Jul 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

the latest omma estimates show google with 350+ million searches a day, vs. 200+ million for yahoo.

what you pull into your individual website is going to be dependant on a number of things that are not necessarily representative of the overall traffic on the search engines.


 5:18 pm on Jul 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yahoo!: 150
Google: 120*
MSN: 40
AOL: 4
Altavista: 2
ASK: 1.5
Google Image: 1

* includes specific country searches

The site holds great positions in MSN for certain keywords it targets, however MSNs traffic is so small compared to others right now. As for Yahoo!, I just wish they got as much traffic as Google.

Google just seems to be turning out horrible SERPS lately, and I don't mean just for my sector. When researching I am often headed to Yahoo more times than ever before..


 5:22 pm on Jul 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

When I first started.. I was first picked up by Yahoo first who sent me a few hundred visitors a day - which was great - and I started making a decent income. Then MSN came in and sent me a handful more - I started becoming rich and FAT! :-D

All this time Google was no-where to be seen. I was in the sandbox. Then one-day the BIG G picked me up from the sandbox and made every other SE look small. It was like if Yahoo sent me 500 and MSN sent me 200 - Google was sending me 3000 - 4000 [adding all countries].


 5:33 pm on Jul 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Top position on G for our KW for years.
But traffic from G fell by 70% post Bourbon, despite still holding top slot.

Since their last update MSN has increased referrals to equal the traffic G sends to us.

ie. 1000 from G
1000 from MSN!

MSN referals are genuinely increasing, not just relative.

Very good sign.

We hold top slot at MSN too.

G seems to be punishing our affiliate pages, simply because they are affiliate pages. value added, definitely not 'thin'.


 2:29 pm on Jul 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

Monday - Fri
33% Google
33% Yahoo
24% MSN
10% Combined 33 other engines

41% Google
29% Yahoo
18% MSN
12% Combined 33 other engines

While the percentage of G and Y have dropped due to incredible increases at M, the actual visitor numbers have increased every month, for all three. We track actual numbers, and percentage of market share. We also track extensively by day of the week, and week of the month. There are major trends found this way.
(see other recent posts on tracking)

I credit the difference in the MSN percentage on weekends to the fact that more people in offices use MSN, Mon-Fri.


 9:25 am on Jul 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

We are now actively recommending our visitors to prefer YAHOO! search since Google search has dropped too many high quality sites on many different keywords.


 12:37 am on Jul 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

I think overall Google gets about 60%, Yahoo about 25%, MSN 10% while the others share the scraps. MSN is destined to perform a lot better after Longhorn... I'm sure Gates has something up his sleeve... he'd better, Google's surely working on a Google OS.

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