Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from

Forum Moderators: bill

Message Too Old, No Replies

Google versus Yahoo in japan

It seems Yahoo is more popular

6:26 am on Apr 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Nov 23, 2000
votes: 0

I Have several sites in different languages.
About everywhere most of searches are through Google...

Only in Japan I have this figures:

Yahoo62.1 %
Google25.9 %
Unknown 4.2 %
MSN 3.5 %
Google (Images) 2.8 %
Excite 1.2 %

Is Yahoo so much popular in Japan?

7:09 am on Apr 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

Administrator from JP 

WebmasterWorld Administrator bill is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Oct 12, 2000
votes: 167

Yes. Yahoo Japan has always held the lead over Google Japan in that regard. Just like in China, Google is a strong #2 in Japan.
8:47 pm on Apr 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

Junior Member from US 

10+ Year Member

joined:Feb 15, 2006
posts: 103
votes: 0

Yahoo wil bring you the most traffic in Japan. Google is second with the home grown search engines and portals after that. MSN is usually #6 or so in search engine traffic for my sites.