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US search engine use in major international markets



2:16 am on Oct 11, 2000 (gmt 0)

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AltaVista ranks first in five of the fastest-growing online international markets — Germany, France, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada — while Infoseek is No. 1 in Japan.
-article here [usatoday.com]


2:50 pm on Oct 11, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Hmmmm... That is not the way it looks in the press releases from Media Metrix Europe. In them, AV makes it to the top 10 only in Sweden (#5) but not in UK, Germany and France. The article talks about 900.000 unique visitors per month. They have 1,3 million in Sweden, which is a tiny spot compared to the other countries mentioned. Will look some more into this.


4:00 pm on Oct 11, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I canīt believe what I read:
Goto.com placed in the top five in Canada, Australia, France, Germany and the UK.

Who the hell is goto.com? Here in Germany this is a unknown SE, and so I canīt believe the # of this article.
Yes, and the 900.000 - what does it mean? I could believe if it was DAILY not MONTHLY, because in Germany Altavista.de says it would get over 30 Mio Visits a month.

Though - strange!


4:14 pm on Oct 11, 2000 (gmt 0)

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This is what MMXI has published for Germany for August 2000 based on their "At Home"-panel.

Rank/Site/Unique Visitors for the month
1 T-Online 5,427
2 Yahoo 3,334
3 AOL 2,920
4 MSN 2,734
5 Microsoft 2,727
6 Lycos 2,725
7 Computer-Channel 1,808
8 Web.de 1,753
9 Puretec 1,706
10 GMX 1,635

Can't see GoTo anywhere here.

AV says they have 40 million searches performed per day worldwide, so AV Deutschland may well have 900.000 unique vissitors per month, but as you can see, that doesn't push them into the Top 10. I suspect Fireball is neck-to-neck with them somewhere in the 11-20. Some months they make it to the list, some not.

What is the German word for "hype"?


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