| 9:53 pm on May 13, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Nope.. you're the first.
April figures were actually up 3 days ago.
| 10:51 pm on May 13, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Perhaps its a stupid question, but I've always wondered what search engine is Overture getting these results from?
| 2:06 am on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
It's not a stupid question. I've wondered the same thing as well.
| 2:50 am on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
they get the results from all of their partners,
so far the UK, that would include:
msn, aol, freeserve, alta vista and others.
I will let 1 of our USA friends answer in relation to Overture.com
| 2:53 am on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
As others have mentioned before - take these figures with a grain of salt. Automated programs that do searches are widely suspected of tainting the results.
| 8:06 am on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Overture's USA Partners include:
Yahoo, MSN, Lycos, AltaVista, Infospace, CNET, iWon, Excite, Web Crawler, etc.
Of course their Former Partner list is almost longer now ;)
| 12:37 pm on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Overture numbers are still a good indication of Yahoo and MSN popularity (the rest aren't worth counting IMHO).
But, the point is if Overture increases popularity then so must Yahoo and MSN.
I see an average CTR of less than 5% on Overture....which means 95% for their partners. Now that is worth having!
| 6:10 am on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
|they get the results from all of their partners |
I assume it's the same in Germany, isn't it?
So the partners in Germany are now
Yahoo.de, T-Online.de (ISP), Altavista.de, Lycos.de, Fireball.de, MSN.de, AOL.de, Freenet.de (ISP), Dino-Online.de, Tiscali.de, GMX.de ...
| 10:12 am on May 16, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Does anyone monitor key word trends on Overture? (I don't have time). It would be interesting to hear the observations of anyone who watches Overture words.
| 4:41 pm on May 16, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Over DE still provides such a low volume of traffic that one wonders where all the German searchers go. My bet is Google.