Posted by jonathan at 5:21pm EST on 02/24/2009
According to a recent Hitwise report, Google is up 6% from last’s last year’s Jan 2008 report. Google is sitting pretty at a solid 72.09%. Only a 0.02% increase from the previous month. But it’s still showing a steady growth.
When there’s an increase for one engine, that means a decrease for another engine. Let’s take a look at who’s actually taking a hit in search traffic.
Ask is taking a huge hit as they are down to a measly 3.31% last month. Over the past year, Yahoo! took a 3% hit giving them only a 17.81% market share last month.
As far as this report shows, only Google is showing any serious growth — the rest seem to be falling.
And search folks still wonder why it’s only kosher to obey Google’s rules? It’s because they own the search market. 72% last month and the next closest falling at 17%….72% vs 17%…I will happily stop selling links to make Google happy.
That’s a lot of traffic people are missing out on by making
the Google people Matt Cutts angry.