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figures on my sites
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Source: Nielsen MegaView Search
Searches represent the total number of queries conducted at the provider. Example: An estimated
6.0 billion search queries were conducted at Google Search, representing 63.2 percent of all search
queries conducted during the given time period.
Agreed the numbers are odd based on my experience, but then I don't optimise for Yahoo or Microsoft. Of Google for that matter.
My own figures from search engines over a random time period:
Google (all of them): 25,000 94%
Yahoo (US and UK): 720 3%
Bing + Live : 670 3%
I'm in the UK, and have a somewhat technical subject matter. I've always assumed Yahoo was more popular among the more arty types.
I really don't want so many eggs in G's basket, but it is what it is.
We rank in about the same positions for our main keywords/phrases in both Google and Yahoo, but seem to have way more long-tail searches from Google than anywhere else. And those convert to sales at a much higher percentage...
Bing has really picked up this week, but we'll see how it fares in the long run.
and Percents for Year to Date through May:
Site is non-commercial, non-technical niche.
Looks like Google is in a slight uptrend, taking about 1/2 a percent each from Yahoo and MSN/Live.
If people find what they are looking for on Google easily but not on Y or MSN they would have to search over and over again on Y & MSN with variations on their key phrase, hence the discrepancy on the quoted figures compared to website stats.
Maybe people never find the best sites on Y and MSN for their key phrase therefore reflecting low traffic from Y and MSN
Correct me if I am talking jibberish, haven't posted for ages!
The trends are the same, Google is above the year-to-date % (81.65); Yahoo about even (8.60); Bing/MSN/Live falling (4.45) and AOL about even (1.15).