1 in 5 Google Visits Come from Browser Search Box

Search Engine Barometer Released

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AT Internet Institute released its monthly Search Engine Barometer for the month of February, revealing some interesting findings. For one – one out of every five Google visits is attributed to the browser search bar. That’s 20.1% of Google visits – three times more than Live Search (7%) and ten times more than Yahoo (2.3%).

Search Barometer

Other noteworthy findings from the report include:

– Google dominated (of course) with 91.27% of visits (91.23% in January 2009),

– Yahoo, 2nd, rose for the first time in a year: 2.50% in February vs. 2.43% in January 2009

– Live Search, 3rd, had the highest month over month increase (+0.08 point) to reach 2.36%

– AOL, 4th (1.36% of visits), dropped by 0.04 point after a 3-month stabilization period

– Orange, 5th, lost ground and fell below 1% visit share

Search Barometer

After most of the search engines saw little if any growth in January’s report, February saw a little more activity. With Microsoft’s Live Search accelerators built into Internet Explorer 8, it will be interesting to see if Live Search gets any kind of a boost from that, if even a miniscule one.

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  • http://www.atlantadentalcenter.com Atlanta Dentist

    I’m surprised that Live is betting Yahoo for searchs in the browser search bar. And Wow…! Google has 91.27% of the visits – that’s amazing!

  • http://google.aquteintelligence.com James MacAonghus

    This data is for France.

  • http://www.searchnews.net.au/ Search Engine News

    It goes to show that users enjoy the convenience of toolbars included in Firefox, Safari (and Google Toolbar of course), and Google’s influence to be included in said browsers is very powerful indeed.

  • http://www.sophiesnell.co.uk rob and sophie snell

    we like using the google box in the firefox toolabr, but other search engines are sometimes better, but not available. Sites like www.dogpile.com search several search engines like google and yahoo at once which is good for hard to find items

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