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Our SE referral percentages approx for the last 4 days.
Our AOL referrals before were inconsequential before as we did not have great inktomi presence.
But surprised that AV is outranking AOL. I thought with the recent change, that at least they would match AV referrals.
I need more bandwidth to accomodate the extra AOL traffic I've been recieving (record day today) but I'm already maxed to the limit the host will allow. I can't wait to get my own server farm going...
For those that aren't seeing any extra traffic, give AOL and Google some time to perfect the search. It takes time to get it right.
In the light of these numbers, I was waiting with great exitement for Google to replace Inktomi as AOL's search provider. Great dissapointment! AOL is now at almost half of what it was before the takeover. On the other hand this last Google update was not so good for me otherwise either. I have to admit I was a bit lazy in June, so I lost some links and didn't acquire any new. Spent much time watching soccer and on the beach with our kids. I still don't regret, the northern summer is so short!
The thing to remember is that the AOL markets are B2C markets way ahead of any B2B. Your statistics clearly illustrate this fact to me.
I'd be inclined to give a month cycle to any new supply deals done between the search engines, more favourable 2. If the positions are coming through and the traffic is lagging that's a big indicator on the market sweep of the engine, and is probably best to move on and find another, or build another site that targets that engine/market.
In your situation I might entertain some PPC just to see what top of the page listings in this search engine are going to give me in terms of traffic.
Best of luck.
1 Google 734 39.2%
2 MSN 418 22.32%
3 Yahoo 279 14.9%
4 AOL 154 8.22%
5 DirectHit 65 3.47%
AOL is up from Thurs 2 weeks ago but nothing I would write home about.
IMO : as much as I like and use Google, it is not very comforting to see 1 engine become so popular. With power comes corruption and all of its horrible friends. It has happened b4 to others far nicer than Google and as history shows, it will happen again.
I have been putting much effort into FAST and Teoma lately.