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9:01 am on May 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Not sure if this has already been mentioned or not, but just in case.
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Nope.. you're the first.

April figures were actually up 3 days ago.

10:51 pm on May 13, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Perhaps its a stupid question, but I've always wondered what search engine is Overture getting these results from?
2:06 am on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It's not a stupid question. I've wondered the same thing as well.
2:50 am on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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they get the results from all of their partners,

so far the UK, that would include:

msn, aol, freeserve, alta vista and others.

I will let 1 of our USA friends answer in relation to Overture.com

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2:53 am on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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As others have mentioned before - take these figures with a grain of salt. Automated programs that do searches are widely suspected of tainting the results.
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Overture's USA Partners include:

Yahoo, MSN, Lycos, AltaVista, Infospace, CNET, iWon, Excite, Web Crawler, etc.

Of course their Former Partner list is almost longer now ;)

12:37 pm on May 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Overture numbers are still a good indication of Yahoo and MSN popularity (the rest aren't worth counting IMHO).

But, the point is if Overture increases popularity then so must Yahoo and MSN.

I see an average CTR of less than 5% on Overture....which means 95% for their partners. Now that is worth having!

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they get the results from all of their partners

I assume it's the same in Germany, isn't it?

So the partners in Germany are now
Yahoo.de, T-Online.de (ISP), Altavista.de, Lycos.de, Fireball.de, MSN.de, AOL.de, Freenet.de (ISP), Dino-Online.de, Tiscali.de, GMX.de ...

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Does anyone monitor key word trends on Overture? (I don't have time). It would be interesting to hear the observations of anyone who watches Overture words.
4:41 pm on May 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Oleon,

Over DE still provides such a low volume of traffic that one wonders where all the German searchers go. My bet is Google.