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Google

Google is currently the biggest search engine in the world as far as businesses are concerned and it seems to be getting more dominant. Whatever the figures that are passed around about share of world-wide searches and search engine market share, we know where our traffic comes from!

About half of our total visitors come from search engines and of those visitors nearly 80% come from Google in some form or other. This may reflect our keyword and submission activity, but we have been fairly consistent in our work across all the engines and these statistics reflect the experience of other businesses as well .

The figures are similar if we restrict the reporting to only those visitors who resulted in a sale - Google still brings a lot of our business!

Useful notes and links relating to Google

Google.com The main search engine site

Google.co.uk Google UK site

Webmaster information Google's own advice on how to get listed and ranked in their results

Google Keyword tool Google's keyword "sandbox" as they call it - enter your phrase and see all the related searches
More keywords information and tools

Google translate tools Google in different languages, search in a chosen language, translate between languages

Google Labs All the really clever new tools that most people have not seen yet

Google SMS Get Google answers using SMS on your mobile phone - text message your question to 64664 (6GOOG). Still a bit clunky but good fun (e.g. in pub quizzes!)

Google Sitemaps Create sitemaps and get Google to crawl all your pages

Google Banned Tool This free tool uses two methods to see if your site is indexed or may have been banned for some reason

Google contact form Direct contact to Google for WebMasters - use this if your pages seem to have been dropped from the Google index or you have other webmaster problems

 

 


Extract from ALH site stats for May 2005 - % of search engine traffic provided by each engine
( 0.0% means we had visitors from that engine but less than .o1% of the total)

Search Engines
%
Google
77.6%
Yahoo
7.3%
MSN Search
4.2%
AOL Search
3.2%
Ask Jeeves
2.6%
Abc Search
0.7%
My Web Search
0.4%
My Search
0.4%
Dogpile
0.4%
Netscape Search
0.3%
NTL World
0.3%
Comcast
0.3%
Altavista
0.2%
Earthlink
0.2%
BT Openworld
0.2%
Bell South
0.2%
Tiscali
0.1%
Oingo
0.1%
Compuserve
0.1%
People PC
0.1%
Lycos
0.1%
BBC
0.1%
I Won
0.1%
Atomz
0.1%
All The Web
0.1%
Search Scout
0.0%
NexTag
0.0%
Mamma.com
0.0%
Cnet
0.0%
Virtual Searches
0.0%
Search A Lot
0.0%
AT & T
0.0%
Hot Bot
0.0%
search.aimhome.netscape.com
0.0%
Teoma
0.0%
search.sympatico.msn.ca
0.0%
Kanoodle
0.0%
search.hp.netscape.com
0.0%
Overture.com
0.0%
Exact Result
0.0%
Epilot.com
0.0%
Ix Quick
0.0%
Virgilio
0.0%
Search Port
0.0%
Amazon
0.0%
Elevon Search
0.0%
Naver
0.0%
About.com
0.0%
Comet Web Search
0.0%
www.calibex.com
0.0%
newnet.qsrch.com
0.0%
news.search.yahoo.com
0.0%
search.starware.com
0.0%
Ultimate Search
0.0%
Yoogee
0.0%
All Cybersearch
0.0%
Libero
0.0%
Search Feed
0.0%
Eniro.dk
0.0%
Searchy
0.0%
Kvasir
0.0%
Shopping.net
0.0%
Info Space
0.0%
Fishing 4 Links
0.0%
Business.com
0.0%
Excite
0.0%
Netster
0.0%
Search Anything
0.0%
Pro Fusion
0.0%
Alexa
0.0%
Site Level
0.0%
TurboFind
0.0%
Biglobe
0.0%
Web.de
0.0%
Ditto
0.0%
Browser Direct
0.0%
Deal Time
0.0%
Startium
0.0%

 

 

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