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Is Google 90% or More of Your SE traffic?

Discussion in 'Google' started by Jason Green, Nov 18, 2007.

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Google is...

  1. 30% or less of your SE traffic

    7 vote(s)
    9.7%
  2. 30-50% of your SE traffic

    7 vote(s)
    9.7%
  3. 50-80% of your SE traffic

    26 vote(s)
    36.1%
  4. 90% or more of your SE traffic

    32 vote(s)
    44.4%
  1. #1
    I've continually noticed that almost all my sites get the more traffic from Google.

    This is to be expected because Google is the biggest - however it doesn't own 90% of the search market which is what my own stats would suggest.

    This seems to be down to the fact that Yahoo and MSN are just not very good at keeping out poor sites - Yahoo and MSN results are much easier to manipulate if you follow a particular formula - and MSN and Yahoo results are full of such sites, blocking genuine sites from appearing higher up in the results.

    Do others agree?

    What's your split on SE traffic - answer in the poll.
     
    Jason Green, Nov 18, 2007 IP
  2. ssandecki

    ssandecki Peon

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    Most of my traffic is from Google, but I still revieve 500+ each from Yahoo! & MSN.
     
    ssandecki, Nov 18, 2007 IP
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    #3
    Mine is about 50/50, I never thought I would get as much search engine traffic as people was saying, but some time ago I was so surprised that about half of my traffic was from Google (only get about 2% from yahoo and msn).
     
    jones_pr, Nov 18, 2007 IP
  4. ficgs

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    It seems 90% + is the most voted choice... Quite frightening how we depend on the beast :)
     
    ficgs, Nov 18, 2007 IP
  5. oseymour

    oseymour Well-Known Member

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    I wonder who is using Yahoo and MSN because I rarely see any hits from them in my sites logs
     
    oseymour, Nov 18, 2007 IP
  6. Whitey

    Whitey Active Member

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    On my old proxy over 90% of my traffic was from Google. The site was called IP-Hider and that name also belongs to a very well known software. :)
     
    Whitey, Nov 18, 2007 IP
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    #7
    I usually see majority of traffic from google.Not as much as 90% but around 60 and remaining i get from social sites.
     
    drvenom, Nov 18, 2007 IP
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    It's not quite 90% from google for me (of search engine traffic). I get a lot of traffic from links on other sites, too.
     
    confusion, Nov 18, 2007 IP
  9. seo4china

    seo4china Active Member

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    #9
    Usually 50~60% from Google, but for sites on which we use PPC (Adwords) it can go as high as 80~90%
     
    seo4china, Nov 18, 2007 IP
  10. mbfootball47

    mbfootball47 Active Member

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    95%+ is from google. I'm number one for my keyword, above wikipedia, in google but still not in the top 3 pages for yahoo.
     
    mbfootball47, Nov 18, 2007 IP
  11. Karen May Jones

    Karen May Jones Notable Member

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    Yes, most is from Google, MSN has recently increased. And I don't think Google is giving me such a majority of traffic just because MSN and YAHOO aren't able to keep out bad sites. I see plenty of bad sites in Google! :eek:
     
    Karen May Jones, Nov 18, 2007 IP
  12. WharfeValley Systems

    WharfeValley Systems Active Member

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    90% from yahoo on one of my sites, that is down to me ranking in top 3 for my main keywords in yahoo but nothing in google. I do use ppc on google to make up for it while i work on improving my google serps .. however i am enjoying a 30+% ctr on ppc making it very cheap =D
     
    WharfeValley Systems, Nov 19, 2007 IP
  13. conker_on_net

    conker_on_net Active Member

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    I am the same as you Jason, I get insignificant traffic from Yahoo and msn. In fact without google I would not have a business.
     
    conker_on_net, Nov 19, 2007 IP
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    #14
    It's only normal that you get more traffic from Google then from other search engines. Since the majority of the internet users are searching with Google. So you'd expect something equal to the marketshare of all the search engines, right? :)
     
    SJappie, Nov 19, 2007 IP
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    You would, but 90% isnt the market share. It thought it was nearer 50%.
     
    conker_on_net, Nov 19, 2007 IP
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  17. conker_on_net

    conker_on_net Active Member

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    #17
    so that doesn't match what the poll is saying. Would be interesting to know where the peeps that are putting together the stats for SE market share are getting their numbers from. Not the DP forums, thats for sure.
     
    conker_on_net, Nov 19, 2007 IP
  18. rgerhards

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    #18
    I run a number of deeply technical sites on IT security. They cover howtos as well as our own products (we make money from the product, not advertising on these sites). I also run some open source sites. On all of them, there hardly is any visitor besides from Google. AOL search was never seen ;)

    I thought this was due to the conent and the target base. Now I have started to set up a few not so technical sites, for example on my space shuttle launch viewing trip. Contrary to my expectation, the majority of traffic is still from Google... Interesting to hear that at least some other folks see the other engines - I begun to wonder how these make a living...

    Rainer
     
    rgerhards, Nov 19, 2007 IP
  19. conker_on_net

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    Lots and lots of ads. Msn homepage is pretty much one big ad
     
    conker_on_net, Nov 19, 2007 IP
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    #20
    Tried to find the market share quickly, came up with stats from june/july. Bit old, but don't think that it's has changed a lot since.

    http://home.compete.com.edgesuite.net/site_media/upl/img/SW-JuneSearchShareChart.gif

    Google: 62.7%
    Yahoo: 19.6%
    MSN: 13.2%

    But then.. when comparing them on www.compete.com, it shows completely different stuff, or I'm doing something wrong here...

    Edit: I think that's because of comparing the complete websites, not just the search engine. So also the email part and such..
     
    SJappie, Nov 19, 2007 IP