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Which are the leading search engines in Europe?

4:30 am on Jul 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Can anyone give me the list of leading portals and search engines for countries in Europe like Italy, Spain, UK, Irland, Scotland, Germany, France, Norway, Denemark, Sweden, Greece.

11:48 pm on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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More search engines with own bots:

Europe: mirago.com
Czech republic: jyxo.cz

2:05 am on Jul 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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why would yell.com crawl when they only accept paid sugested listings? Not only web sites but business listing in general?


6:14 am on Jul 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I recently did a check for my own and client sites in Norway and found this to be the marketshare (in Norwegian):

Google - 71,9% *
MSN - 23,4%
Yahoo - 3,9%

*Numbers include (Kvasir/Eniro/SOL).


[edited by: Rumbas at 7:17 am (utc) on July 6, 2005]
[edit reason] fixed formatting [/edit]

6:31 am on Jul 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi ,

You can also look at [objectssearch.com...] which covers quite a few countries too.

[edited by: Rumbas at 2:17 pm (utc) on July 6, 2005]

11:36 am on Jul 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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In Slovenia:


Meta Search Engine:

1:37 pm on Jul 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi for french world
1guide.net : french
voila.fr : francophone world
mozbot.fr :french (using Google search but adding some option like define and suggest )
5:38 pm on Jul 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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In Italy, the most important are:

Arianna/Libero (own crawler, results enhanced by Google)

Virgilio (own crawler+directory, results enhanced by Google?)

Other major SE's/portals are listed by traffic here:

9:56 am on Jul 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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From five years of running search engines, I don't think that any small, country level search engine can survive purely as a search play. Most have to have an associated directory. The technical costs of running a search engine are lower but the marketing costs are probably even higher now.

Just on the Scottish search engine side of things, it would be possible to build a Scottish search engine, but the above search hybrid idea would apply. At least with a Scottish search engine, the Gaelic [1] is understandable even if the accent is a bit strange. :)

[1] Irish Gaelic and Scottish Gaelic are two flavours of the same language.

2:03 pm on Jul 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If you missed it, Blackie got some good stats from Russia over here [webmasterworld.com]
11:19 pm on Jul 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Google 70-75%
Yahoo 15-18%
MSN 5-10%

8:03 am on Jul 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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albert, where did you get these numbers from? I can't really confirm them as Google is more in the 85% and Yahoo! in the 5% area.


8:13 pm on Jul 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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in my country Bulgaria:


I suppose only dir.bg is accessible from outside beacause of the good ip nat...talking about yahoo,google and msn,Google is most popular,Yahoo also much but not so and MSN a very little


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