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Yet when i check my visit logs, MSN.com brings almost as many visits then google.com it's been that way for months.
What i'm confused about is, how big is MSN.com compared to google, because MSN brings about 50% less visitor than google.com but i tought yahoo & google are 80% of traffic on the internet?
but i tought yahoo & google are 80% of traffic on the internet?
(editted on re-read)
You may also be ranking better at MSN for terms that get more traffic, or a combination of the traffic from those terms. MSN also sends you traffic from Looksmart and Overture PPC style, if you have an account there. Your log analysis may include those accounts. (Just a semi-educated guess)
Once/if users get a little more educated/sophisticated they might switch to google or something, but they usually don't, unless taught to do so.
This was one of the core issues of the antitrust trial against Microsoft, since MS knows this fact perfectly well. That's why part of the settlement was making them take their MSN icons of Windows XP, for example.
However, Internet Explorer still ships with MSN as default search engine as far as I know, and there was, at least in 5.5, no way to set google as the default.