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Search engines statistic in Germany

Is it only google in Germany?

     

angiolo

9:44 am on Jul 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I am looking for fresh statistic regarding Germany.

I had some info that Google’s share of referral searches is about 90%.
Is it correct?

And the rest 10%?

Are Germans using google.de or google.com?

Thank you for any source..

janharders

11:10 am on Jul 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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[webhits.de...]
gives you a pretty good picture.

Google 88.4%
Yahoo 3.7%
T-Online 2.3%
MSN Live Search 2.0%
AOL Suche 1.0%

T-Online is a local german provider, owned by the german telecom.
Generally, I'd say germans use google.de, since google redirects to that if you ask for google.com from germany without any parameters.

angiolo

11:47 am on Jul 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Thank you!

It's not so difficult to rank fine on yahoo or MSN live search German.., but I found difficult to rank fine on Google.de.

I am referring to sites in German language.
I have the impression that google.de has its own algo.....

Having a local domain and local hosting helps a lot but the algo recipe seems different compared to google.com .

janharders

12:24 pm on Jul 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I don't know about that since I rarely work on optimizing english pages. Our bestranking pages for competitive keywords in germany are, of course, the ones that have been around for a couple of years. We don't have a very strong incoming link base, but it seems not to hurt us. In general, I'd go for the standard on- and offpage optimization before focusing too much on specifics of google.de -- you know, there's only one rule: don't mention the war ;)

Makaveli2007

5:00 pm on Nov 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I'm German and living in Germany..and 90% using Google is probably an UNDERestimation ;). I think the same thing is true for France.

Also we usually use google.de, because if you're typing in Google.com and have a German IP address it seems that you get redirected to google.de anyway.

SEOPTI

2:58 pm on Dec 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

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You won't be redirected if you choose the google.com version. There was a forced redirection from google.com to google.de in place but only a short time, then they removed it.

Makaveli2007

10:47 pm on Dec 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I just typed in google.com and landed at google.de