Personally, how many searches do you do on a monthly basis? I cannot tell for myself, cos I search a lot! Probably that is why the worldwide internet search volume has shot up by 41% in the past one year!
Number of Internet searches in July 2008 : 80.55 billion
Number of Internet searches in July 2009 : 113.68 billion
Google is nowhere declining. It is one of the fastest to grow at 58%!
A study of the most important search engine ranking factors according to 72 expert SEOs at SEOMoz revealed the following list:
1. Anchor text from external links
2. Keyword use in title tag
3. Raw link popularity
4. Diversity of linking domains
5. Keyword use in root domains
The search engine market is so vulnerable and market share keep changing, albeit by a few percentage points every month. Here are the top ten search engines in US for the month of July 2009:
Google : 64.8%
Yahoo : 17.1%
Microsoft (MSN/Live/Bing) : 9.0%
AOL : 3.1%
Ask.com : 1.7%
MyWeb : 1.2%
Comcast : 0.6%
Yellow Pages Search : 0.4%
NexTag : 0.3%
AT&T Worldnet : 0.2%
If Google is a killer search engine on the internet, it is even more – a monopoly on the mobile web. Google is almost the only search engine that is accessed from the web. Here are the mobile search engine market share:
Google : 96.23%
Yahoo : 3.24%
Yandex.ru : 0.14%
Ask Jeeves : 0.11%
Alta Vista : 0.07%
Google is not just a search engine now. At least four of Google’s services including search are among the top ten most visited websites on the Internet. So here are the list of the top five most popular Google services:
1. Google search
4. Google Images Search
5. Google Maps
In 2008, Google used 16.5 percent of all US Consumer internet traffic. This is projected to rise to 25% in 2009 and 37% in 2010. This terrific share is because of Google bots crawling pages every second and also because of online videos watched from Youtube.
Google’s payment to fund American consumer Internet segment is $344 million. This is 0.8% of the total figure of $44 billion for the US.
Here are a few interesting statistics on the search engine market for June 2008:
Worldwide number of searches : 74,217 million
Worldwide number of searchers : 802,267 million
Number of searches per searcher : 92.5
Americans watched 558 million hours of Online videos in a single month of July 2008. Among the different online video sharing websites, Youtube was the most popular. Youtube attracted 5 billion US video views in July.
Another interesting fact is that 142 million Americans watched over 80 videos per viewer in July!
Google has announced a major landmark. The search engine has now crawled 1 trillion unique URLs. Here is how Google grew in terms of number of indexed URLs
1998 : 26,000,000 (26 million web pages)
2000 : 1,000,000,000 (1 Billion web pages)
2008 : 1,000,000,000,000 (1 Trillion web pages)
Do people using search engines able to achieve what they wanted to? At least the growing numbers indicate so.
60% of people achieved their objectives using search engines in 1999
In 2008, this figure had increased to 75%
In 2004, 40% of people visited the homepage and then drilled down to the actual objective page.
In 2008, only 25% of the people do so.