Search Engine Statistics
Articles and resources detailing information about search engine statistics, including market share and number of searches performed.
Search Engine Market Share - April 2010
Search engine market share as report by Net Applications, April 2010
Search Engine Market Share - January 2010
Google's global market share has increased from 82.49% in January 2009 to 85.78% in January 2010.
This category last updated: 6 March 2006
Changing Face of SERPs: Organic Click Through Rate
- Optify, April 2011. "As part of a series of research projects we are conducting on the Optify database and given recent changes to Google and Bing's search engine results pages (SERPs), we designated an ambitious goal for ourselves – come up with a new Click-Through-Rate (CTR) curve. Previous CTR curves include the all-famous, 2006 AOL CTR curve, as well as other more recent attempts to provide updated curves. For our research, we used a small sample set of our database, constructed from organic keyword visits (Google US) from a variety of B2B and B2C websites for the month of December 2010.
The three main questions we intended to answer were:
1. Given the recent changes to SERPs, what is the new CTR curve for organic results?
2. Is there a correlation between organic click through rate and CPC value for the same keyword?
3. What is the effect of search volume on click through rates?..."
Bruce Clay SEO Factors and Trends Report
- Bruce Clay, January 2010. "Bruce Clay Australia has just put the finishing touches on their most recent research project titled "SEO Factors and Trends". The objective of this report is to help you identify the key factors that could affect your search engine optimisation (SEO) strategy, and ultimately your search engine rankings..."
The Truth About SEO
- Posted by Lee Odden. Top Rank Online Marketing Blog, October 19, 2009. "... As long as things can be searched, they can be optimized for better performance in search. Until search engines are perfect at finding, crawling, indexing and sorting searchable content, there will be a need for Search Engine Optimization expertise. Making a great web site for people is not the same thing as making a great web site for people that can easily be found in search engines..."
Keyword and Search Engines Statistics
- KeywordDiscovery.com., 1 August 2009. Provides statistics on: Query Size By Country, Search Engine Market Share Per Country, Search Engine Market Share By Query Size, Successful Search Click Percentages, and Successful Search Click Percentages Per Engine.
Global Search Market Draws More than 100 Billion Searches per Month
- Google Sites Leads Global Search Market with 67 Percent Market Share. Reston, VA, comScore, August 31, 2009. comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world today released a study of the global search market showing that more than 113 billion searches were conducted in July 2009, representing a 41-percent increase versus year ago. Google Sites attracted significantly more searches than any other engine with 76.7 billion searches conducted, or 67.5 percent market share..."
Australia goes Bing
- Hitwise Intelligence - Alan Long - Asia Pacific Analyst Weblog, June 18, 2009. "Last week I posted some initial stats around the launch of search engine challengers Wolfram Alpha and Bing. Today I am going to dig a little deeper into Bing's launch in the Australian market. The chart below illustrates the movements in share of visits for key search engines excluding Google on a daily basis over the past month..."
Wolfram Alpha and Bing initial Asia Pacific stats
- Hitwise Intelligence - Alan Long - Asia Pacific Analyst Weblog, June 11, 2009. "Over recent weeks two new entrants have appeared on the search landscape globally. The uniquely named Wolframaplha (www.wolframalpha.com) and Microsoft's new entry Bing (www.bing.com)..." Alan examines the statistics on usage in Australia for Bing and Wolfram Alpha since their release.
Search Engine Use
- by Deborah Fallows. Pew Internet and American Life, 6 August 2008. "The percentage of internet users who use search engines on a typical day has been steadily rising from about one-third of all users in 2002, to a new high of just under one-half (49%)..."
Ratings Service Faceoff: Search Share Compared, June 2007 To March 2008
- by Danny Sullivan. Search Engine Land, April 21, 2008. Compilation of the latest United States search engine popularity statistics from Hitwise, Compete, comScore and Nielsen Online.
Most people use 2 and 3 word phrases in search engines according to OneStat.com
- OneStat.com, Amsterdam - October 31 2007. "OneStat.com (www.onestat.com), the number one provider of real-time intelligence web analytics, today reported that most people use 2 word phrases in search engines. Of all the search phrases world wide, 31.91 percent of the people use 2 word phrases, 27.02 percent use 3 word phrases and 15.22 percent use 1 word phrase..."
Worldwide Internet: Now Serving 61 Billion Searches per Month
- By Enid Burns. Search Engine Watch, October 15, 2007. "Roughly 750 million people worldwide over the age 15 conducted a search on the Internet in August, according to data released by comScore's qSearch 2.0 service..."
Global Search Report 2007 - free PDF download released
- by Nick Wilsdon. Multilingual search World edition, October 15, 2007. "The Global Search Report is an annual compilation of search engine usage and PPC statistics from countries around the world. The aim of the report is to raise the profile of markets outside the usual well reported US/UK sphere and should provide essential information to those interested in multilingual marketing. Each report will also provide a snapshot of search engine usage and activity around the world, which can be compared against for the following year. This should help identify growth or decline for the search engines in each local market..."
61 Billion Searches Conducted Worldwide in August
- Google Ranks as Top Global Search Property. comScore Introduces First Comprehensive Worldwide Reporting of the Search Market. comScore, Reston, VA, October 10, 2007. "comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, today released the first comprehensive study of worldwide search activity, based on data from its qSearch 2.0 service. comScore qSearch 2.0 offers the first panoramic worldwide view of online search activity, providing granular, in-depth analysis of the search universe reported from the top 50 worldwide Internet properties where search activity is observed..."
Nielsen NetRatings: August 2007 Search Share Puts Google On Top, Microsoft Holding Gains
- by Danny Sullivan. Search Engine Land, September 21, 2007. "Continuing on with this month's search popularity stats review, I'm turning now to those from Nielsen NetRatings, after having looked at Hitwise stats yesterday. Like yesterday's stats, those from NetRatings are from August 2007. They show Google on top, Yahoo fairly steady and Microsoft largely holding on to gains made in June..."
U.S. Search Engine Rankings, April 2007
- By Enid Burns. Clickz, May 31, 2007. "Google continued to build on its lead in U.S. search market share, claiming nearly half of all searches conducted in April, according to research released by comScore Networks. Hitwise placed the volume at 65 percent of U.S.-based searches in April..."