Nielsen NetRatings Search Engine Ratings

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By Danny Sullivan, Editor - SearchEngineWatch.comAugust 23, 2005

[This shows you the traffic that each search engine brings in. Noble Webworks will work to position you high on Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL and Netscape which accounts for 88.3% of all searches]

The Nielsen//NetRatings MegaView Search reporting service measures the search behavior of more than a million people worldwide. These web surfers have real-time meters on their computers which monitor the sites they visit. This metered information is compiled to produce NetRatings results. Below are statistics about searching from NetRatings provided to Search Engine Watch:

Share Of Searches: July 2005

The chart below shows the percentage of online searches done by US home and work web surfers in J 2005 that were performed at a particular search engine. Internal site searches, such as those to find material within a particular web site, are not counted in these totals. The activity at more than 60 search sites makes up the total search volume upon which percentages are based -- 4.5 billion searches in this month. (read more...)

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