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Google Leads the Top 10 U.K. Search Sites



No surprise here. Google continued its dominance in the number one position of the top 10 search sites in the UK, with just over 74% share, according to comScore. eBay ranked second with 6 percent, followed by Yahoo! Sites (4.3 percent) and Microsoft Sites (3.4 percent). Rounding out the top 10, U.K. properties, Rightmove Sites and Bebo.com claimed .8 and .7 percent respectively.

Month over month, there was nominal movement in the stats. The only notable is the presence of Social Media sites in the top 10. Facebook.com, claimed a 1.8-percent market share in April. We’ll watch how that develops over the next few quarters.

UK Share of Search (according to comScore)

April 2008 vs. March 2008

Property

Mar-08

Apr-08

% Change

Total Internet

100.0

100.0

0.0

Google Sites

74.4

74.2

-0.2

eBay

5.7

6.0

0.3

Yahoo! Sites

4.4

4.3

-0.1

Microsoft Sites

3.5

3.4

-0.1

Ask Network

2.7

2.7

0.0

Facebook.com

1.7

1.8

0.1

AOL LLC

1.6

1.6

0.0

Rightmove Sites

0.8

0.8

0.0

Bebo.com

0.7

0.7

0.0

Amazon Sites

0.7

0.7

0.0

**Excludes searches from public computers such as Internet cafes or access from mobile phones or PDAs.

Other notable findings from April 2008 include:

  • UK leads Europe with 4.1 billion searches
  • 31.2 million U.K. Internet users made at least one search during the month<
  • U.K. searchers conducted an average of 130 searches per searcher during the month. (That’s about 1 search per cup of tea or 4 per day – depending on the Brit)

  • http://www.marketingpilgrim.com Andy Beal

    LOL just saw your “cup of tea” reference. You know, I’m one of the few Brits that hates tea–unless it’s sweetened iced tea! ;-)

  • Sean Maguire

    Hah! It’s hard to spice up stats. I had to throw something in there to give a nod to our friends across the pond – and to make sure someone is reading. :)

  • http://www.trexreviews.com trexpenn

    Just really amazing how dominant Google is. Doesn’t look like a combined Yahoo and Microsoft will really make a dent.

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  • http://www.grademoney.com Desmond – GradeMoney.com

    Yeah. Google’s big and some people already see it as the Internet God or something.

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  • http://symbiancorner.blogspot.com Symbian

    But in other countries Google doesn’t have leading position in web search.

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  • http://www.futurefactory-software.com Warenwirtschaft

    It is really time that microsoft and/or yahoo get their strategies right. A dominant player like google can only be bad for the market.

  • http://www.trexreviews.com trexpenn

    Yes, Google is somewhat a God especially for a lot of Internet marketer whose income depends on the Big G.

    trexpenn’s last blog post..Dimdim Unleashes the “Eagle”

  • http://www.trexreviews.com trexpenn

    @Symbian – Yup. I think in China. Google is buying stakes on the top search engine there.

    trexpenn’s last blog post..Dimdim Unleashes the “Eagle”

  • http://www.seoresults.co.za Web Marketing Man

    When analysing our monthly stats (down here in South Africa), the overwhelming popularity of Google as search engine of choice in our country becomes obvious.

    Would love to see full South African stats, but for our clientele Google accounts for 90%+ of search engine driven traffic. That is sheer market domination. Yahoo! doesn’t feature at all….

  • http://jahe-gepuk.blogspot.com Jage

    I just read that google domination would over because not cannot recognize web2.0 technology such as flash, but now goole still dominate

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  • http://www.newhomessection.com Jayson

    No surprise but it’s always eye opening when you see the numbers. I’m interested in seeing if social sites continue to gain market share…it wouldn’t surprise me if they did.

  • http://widestep.com Keylogger Guy

    So Yahoo is loosing positions? Great news for Microsoft, aren’t they?

  • http://www.cfusion.ws CFusion

    what i see we have a good increase in ebay followed by facebook wich could tell us who will gain much popularity next fw months on the other hand google losing…

  • http://www.netage.co.za Goran Web Design

    Now this is why we all optimise for Google, because its where the searchers are. Its scary when we see the actual numbers.

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