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A related question: where can I find something about which search engines are most popular in Canada?
Can anyone suggest how I get beyond the 'educated guess' stage on these questions (preferably without major expense)? Obviously the answers would be very helpful for both keyword selection and decisions about where and how our SE submission efforts should be focussed. Thanks, Cam
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>>My question is about how those consumers are most likely to search.
I am a french Canadian Web site promoter. I rarely see some .ca in search queries. I see names of cities and provinces a lot more. Sometimes people get more creative and try area phone codes and postal codes like (514)and H1E (for montréal) Canadian site owners have a lot of .com and .net too.
Unfortunatly, I dont know of some public source for Canadian Web stats. Sympatico is the #1 destination in Canada. (largest ISP with a portal partners with city search...) hint-hint
They recently adopted Google for the search box. This makes Google with more than 64% of the Canadian maket.
(but most of my sites are French only)
Canadian Yahoo is second for me with about 18%.
<added> OOps forgot MSN on third position with about 12%...</added>