Top Ten Search Engines - Top 10 SEs

Below is a listing of the top 10 search engines in the United States. These listings are displayed in ranking order for the top 5 search engines and alphabetical order for 2nd tier search engines along with links to their FAQ's and Add/Submit URI pages.

Last modified: 2008-04-07
Content managed by Edward Lewis from pageoneresults

Search Engine Statistics - What Market Share?

2008 April: According to 2008 March figures from Hitwise...

1. Google has the largest market share of U.S. based web searches at 67%
* 2008 February 66.44%
* 2008 January 65.98%
* 2007 December 65.98%
* 2007 November 65.10%
* 2007 October 64.49%
* 2007 September 63.55%
* 2006 October 60.94%

2. Yahoo is second with a market share of 20%
* 2008 February 20.59%
* 2008 January 20.94%
* 2007 December 20.88%
* 2007 November 21.21%
* 2007 October 21.65%
* 2007 September 22.55%
* 2006 October 22.34%

3. MSN is third with a market share of 7%
* 2008 February 6.95%
* 2008 January 6.90%
* 2007 December 7.04%
* 2007 November 7.09%
* 2007 October 7.42%
* 2007 September 7.83%
* 2006 October 10.72%

4. Ask is fourth with a market share of 4%
* 2008 February 4.16%
* 2008 January 4.21%
* 2007 December 4.14%
* 2007 November 4.63%
* 2007 October 4.76%
* 2007 September 4.32%
* 2006 October 4.34%

Thursday, June 26, 2008

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Web site search engine optimization refers to the spectrum of methods and tools used to push your website closer to the top of the search engine results page. The biggest search engines, such as Yahoo and Google, utilize several different factors to create unique logarithms for searching the web.

The first step in web site search engine optimization is to develop a basic understanding of how search engines are currently working. This is an ongoing process, as most search engines upgrade their methods and formulas on a regular basis.

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Web site search engine optimization requires a fair amount of research. This keyword research will ensure that you end up with the same exposure as your competition. You may also find it productive to make sure you have more pages on your site than your competition. The more pages you have, the more you can work in your keywords, and the search engines love big sites.

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