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
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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%

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

How to Create Traffic Online Using the Search Engines

There are two main ways how to create traffic online using the search engines. These are by having a good listing in the search engine indices and by advertising on the PPC programs that some search engines offer. Let’s have a look at the first since that is the by far the best way to create traffic if you can achieve it.

The likelihood of you creating traffic by obtaining good listings on the search engines depends very much on both your ability to optimize your website for search engines and on the competition you have on the internet for the keywords in question. First a few words about keywords. These are the search terms used by the search engine customers when seeking information. For example, if a Google user enters ‘create traffic online’ into their browser to find information on that topic, Google will search its index for sites containing these words in the order given. It then looks for sites with part of the phrase, and so on.

If you enter that phrase in Google, you will find 41 million web pages found by Google for that keyword phrase. These are presented in the order that Google feels most relevant to the phrase and of most use to Google’s customer carrying out the search. In order to become visible in the top ten, your site will have to be optimized to Google’s requirements. Here are a few tips.

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