Friday, May 2, 2008

Search Engines.

Coming back to the latest statistics released by ComScore in mid of April. It shows the biggest growth in searching for Google among heavily used engines. Month on month the change is +12%. But total winner is Craigslist with 16%. This is very good result for Craigslist. It generates now almost one third of search queries on AOL.

Company Mar 08 (MM) MOM growth
Google Sites 8,267 12%
Yahoo! Sites 2,391 6%
Microsoft Sites 1,054 7%
AOL LLC 891 3%
Ask Network 506 12%
Ebay 474 -1%
Fox Interactive 377 12%
craigslist 277 16%

Another interesting comparison is for social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, YouTube. YouTube already counts one fifth of total Google's sites. MySpace is still winning the game vs. Facebook.

Company Mar 08 (MM) MOM growth
YouTube 1,736 18%
MySpace 368 12%
Facebook 107 4%

Online sellers. Amazon is growing faster than eBay. Actually eBay is the only one engine which dropped.

Company Mar 08 (MM) MOM growth
eBay 474 -1%
Amazon 149 7%

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2 Responses to "Search Engines."

Barry said... May 2, 2008 at 8:02 PM

This is good information for all of us that use the net for business.

mariam said... May 5, 2008 at 5:11 PM

Yes, very interesting information for those of us who cater to search engines to drive our businesses.

Disappointing about ebay as I've set up some ebay niches, lol.