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Australian Search engines

12:44 pm on Jun 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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We run travel related websites that are particularly useful for Australian visitors. Are there australian search engines you could recommend us to submit to?

Thank you in advance!

12:53 am on June 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi zaneta, there's not many Australian sites that you can submit for free but you should look at getting listed in:

Google - [google.com.au...]

NineMSN - [search.ninemsn.com.au...]

Yahoo (Suggest A Site For Free) - [au.search.yahoo.com...]
Please note you have to be a member to suggest a site.

Sensis - Their search engine results are all over the place but they are doing alot of advertising at the moment.

Ansearch - [ansearch.com.au...]

Hope this helps.

8:47 am on June 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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could someone rank the search engines by number of users or market share?

1:37 am on June 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Ranking these Engines is a little difficult but, here is an attempt:

NineMSN (more beginners)
Yahoo ANZ (little bit difficult to tell where this traffic is coming from)

I think the first two would account for 70+% of the market. It depends on how your measure your search engines:
Number of searches made
Number of people conducting search
Amount spent based on searches
Margin generated based on sales generated from searches

4:22 am on June 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi Skip,

The ranks (based on Mar05 data only) are:

-Google by a clear, clear margin - larger than the next 2 SEs combined in just about any metric.

After this is a legion of SEs who each have less than 4% active reach - Optus, Sensis, Ansearch, Webwombat, Alta Vista, Ask Jeeves etc. Volume of web page views is pretty similar. That data is pretty sound although I don't have it in front of me atm.

6:49 am on July 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I saw some fairly reliable data earlier this year that showed ninemsn with < 10% market share for search.