Time Spent Searching- Google, Yahoo & Bing

June 27, 2009

When it comes to search engines, Google may have the most traffic, but Yahoo wins out in Time on Site (in minutes).

Bing is slowly but surely getting some traction.

Google’s Avg. Time on Site: 8 1/4  Minutes

Yahoo’s Avg. Time on Site: 9 1/2 Minutes

Bing’s Avg. Time on Site: 2 Minutes

Time on Search Engines

If people spend this much time on each visit to the search engine, just how long does the average person spend per day?

Over an hour. What better way to market your product or service to your customer?

Search Engine Pageviews

The great news for internet marketers is Google’s traffic is increasing. More Traffic = More opportunities for your business.

Here’s Google.com’s 3 Month Traffic Average:

3 month avg 8.37 pageviews daily
3 month change 0.5%
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Just How Big is Google?

June 27, 2009

Google’s Traffic Rank in 25 Countries.

Google Use WorldwideThere’s no denying that Google.com is at the top of the web when it comes to search. In the United States, Google is usually ranked the number one visited site.

In some of the countries where Google.com is not #1 a geo-targeted version of Google just might be.


Why MySpace Is Now Second Best

June 16, 2009

MySpace LogoIn 2003, MySpace was booming. So much so that exchanging MySpace user names quickly became the alternative to exchanging phone numbers in some circles.

So how could such a rapidly growing social network be nearly phased out by 2009?

Shortly after being scooped up by Rupert Murdoch, MySpace began changing their game plan. They moved away from social networking features, and more towards an entertainment hub. They revamped MySpace Music, and began flooding every page with advertisements.

All the while, Facebook was beefing up it’s social network. Allowing users to interact like never before, to “like” items, to share photos, links, etc.

According to the Los Angeles Times “MySpace has been surpassed by rival Facebook in the U.S. market, where it once dominated, and ad revenue for the site is projected to decline.”


Does Bing Make Google Nervous?

June 15, 2009

With the recent launch of Microsoft’s shiny new decision engine Bing, people are speculating that Google is getting a bit nervous. Sure Google’s market share is a force to be reckoned with, but if anyone can do it, Bing can.

Google VS BingThanks to NYPost.com for publishing this statsheet comparing Microsoft to Bing.


More About Google Wave

June 7, 2009

Is Google Wave the future of communication?

It is definitely an innovative way to share ideas in realtime.

Google recently released a video announcing the new product, and outlining it in great detail. In case you don’t want to watch the entire hour and a half version, here is a condensed version that hits key points in exactly 10 minutes.

Do you see yourself using Google Wave when it becomes available?


The Best of the Web – Top 100

June 5, 2009

Ever wonder who is getting the most traffic online?

Here’s a list of the Top 100 Websites as ranked by Quantcast. The great news for your business is the fact that most of them accept advertising.

1 google.com 141M+ U.S. monthly people. The site attracts a more affluent, more educated audience. Accepts Ads
2 yahoo.com 122M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a more educated crowd. Accepts Ads
3 live.com 114M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a more educated crowd. Accepts Ads
4 msn.com 100M+ U.S. monthly people. The site caters to a adult, more educated audience. Accepts Ads
5 facebook.com 87M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a more affluent, teen and young adult, very slightly female biased following. Accepts Ads
6 youtube.com 82M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a more youthful following. Accepts Ads
7 microsoft.com 80M+ U.S. monthly people. The site is popular among a skewing older, slightly male slanted following. Accepts Ads
8 wikipedia.org 73M+ U.S. monthly people. The site caters to a more educated, younger, slightly male slanted audience.
9 myspace.com 64M+ U.S. monthly people. The site is popular among a slightly female slanted, teen and young adult audience. Accepts Ads
10 ebay.com 60M+ U.S. monthly people. The site is popular among a more affluent, slightly male slanted audience. Accepts Ads
11 aol.com 58M+ U.S. monthly people. The site caters to a very slightly female biased, younger crowd. Accepts Ads
12 ask.com 53M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a slightly more female than male audience. Accepts Ads
13 craigslist.org 50M+ U.S. monthly people. The site attracts a very slightly male biased, fairly wealthy audience.
14 blogspot.com 49M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a very slightly male biased, more educated audience.
15 about.com 44M+ U.S. monthly people. The site is popular among a very slightly female biased audience. Accepts Ads
16 answers.com 43M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a more youthful, more educated following. Accepts Ads
17 amazon.com 42M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a more educated following. Accepts Ads
18 mapquest.com 42M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a more educated, slightly female slanted, adult, more affluent crowd. Accepts Ads
19 windows.com 32M+ U.S. monthly people. The site attracts a skewing older following.
20 adobe.com 30M+ U.S. monthly people. The site attracts a slightly female slanted, skewing older audience.
21 photobucket.com 30M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a slightly more female than male, teen audience. Accepts Ads
22 wordpress.com 29M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a more educated following.
23 go.com 27M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a more affluent group. Accepts Ads
24 paypal.com 26M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a very slightly male biased, more affluent crowd. Accepts Ads
25 walmart.com 25M+ U.S. monthly people. The site caters to a very slightly female biased audience. Accepts Ads
26 cnn.com 23M+ U.S. monthly people. The site attracts a more educated, rather male, fairly wealthy audience. Accepts Ads
27 twitter.com 23M+ U.S. monthly people. The site attracts a young adult, slightly more female than male audience.
28 reference.com 22M+ U.S. monthly people. The site caters to a teen group. Accepts Ads
29 imdb.com 22M+ U.S. monthly people. The site attracts a slightly more male than female audience. Accepts Ads
30 flickr.com 22M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a slightly male slanted audience. Accepts Ads
31 att.com 20M+ U.S. monthly people. The site is popular among a very slightly female biased audience.
32 cnet.com 20M+ U.S. monthly people. The site is popular among a largely male, adult, more educated audience. Accepts Ads
33 irs.gov 20M+ U.S. monthly people. The site caters to a skewing older, slightly more female than male audience.
34 whitepages.com 19M+ U.S. monthly people. The site is popular among a skewing older, very slightly female biased, more affluent following. Accepts Ads
35 yellowpages.com 18M+ U.S. monthly people. The site attracts a adult, very slightly female biased following. Accepts Ads
36 comcast.net 18M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a more affluent, skewing older, very slightly female biased audience. Accepts Ads
37 target.com 18M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a somewhat female audience.
38 webmd.com 18M+ U.S. monthly people. The site attracts a skewing older, more female audience. Accepts Ads
39 weather.com 18M+ U.S. monthly people. The site is popular among a more educated, adult, more affluent, slightly more male than female crowd. Accepts Ads
40 blogger.com 17M+ U.S. monthly people. The site caters to a more educated, slightly male slanted audience.
41 simplyhired.com 17M+ U.S. monthly people. The site caters to a more educated, slightly male slanted audience. Accepts Ads
42 bankofamerica.com 17M+ U.S. monthly people. The site attracts a adult, more affluent, more educated crowd.
43 hulu.com 16M+ U.S. monthly people. The site caters to a slightly male slanted audience. Accepts Ads
44 apple.com 16M+ U.S. monthly people. The site attracts a fairly wealthy, younger audience.
45 chase.com 16M+ U.S. monthly people. The site attracts a adult, slightly female slanted, more affluent, more educated audience.
46 bizrate.com 16M+ U.S. monthly people. The site caters to a skewing older, more affluent audience.
47 geocities.com 14M+ U.S. monthly people. The site is popular among a slightly more male than female audience. Accepts Ads
48 ehow.com 13M+ U.S. monthly people. Accepts Ads
49 ezinearticles.com 13M+ U.S. monthly people. Accepts Ads
50 monster.com 13M+ U.S. monthly people. The site caters to a very slightly female biased following. Accepts Ads
51 careerbuilder.com 13M+ U.S. monthly people. The site is popular among a slightly female slanted group.
52 usps.com 12M+ U.S. monthly people. The site caters to a adult, more educated following. Accepts Ads
53 digg.com 12M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a more male audience. Accepts Ads
54 metacafe.com 12M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a younger, more male audience. Accepts Ads
55 verizonwireless.com 12M+ U.S. monthly people. The site is popular among a slightly female slanted, fairly wealthy crowd.
56 evite.com 12M+ U.S. monthly people. The site is popular among a more educated, middle aged, somewhat wealthy, very slightly female biased audience. Accepts Ads
57 merriam-webster.com 12M+ U.S. monthly people. The site attracts a more educated crowd. Accepts Ads
58 scribd.com 12M+ U.S. monthly people. The site is popular among a very slightly male biased audience. Accepts Ads
59 wellsfargo.com 12M+ U.S. monthly people. The site is popular among a adult group. Accepts Ads
60 nytimes.com 11M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a skewing older, fairly wealthy, very slightly male biased, more educated audience. Accepts Ads
61 hp.com 11M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a skewing older, slightly male slanted audience.
62 mtv.com 11M+ U.S. monthly people. The site attracts a younger, slightly female slanted group. Accepts Ads
63 bestbuy.com 11M+ U.S. monthly people. The site attracts a very slightly male biased crowd.
64 linkedin.com 11M+ U.S. monthly people. The site caters to a very slightly male biased, middle aged, more affluent, more educated following. Accepts Ads
65 tripod.com 11M+ U.S. monthly people. Accepts Ads
66 comcast.com 11M+ U.S. monthly people. The site is popular among a slightly female slanted, adult crowd.
67 netflix.com 10M+ U.S. monthly people. The site caters to a adult, very slightly female biased, more educated audience.
68 people.com 10M+ U.S. monthly people. The site caters to a more affluent, slightly female slanted, skewing older audience. Accepts Ads
69 jcpenney.com 10M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a primarily female, skewing older, more affluent audience.
70 reuters.com 10M+ U.S. monthly people. The site attracts a heavily male, more affluent, more educated, skewing older following. Accepts Ads
71 shopzilla.com 10M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a skewing older, slightly female slanted crowd. Accepts Ads
72 huffingtonpost.com 10M+ U.S. monthly people. The site attracts a fairly wealthy, skewing older, more educated, very slightly male biased audience. Accepts Ads
73 capitalone.com 10M+ U.S. monthly people. The site is popular among a very slightly female biased, adult audience.
74 vzw.com 10M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a fairly wealthy, slightly female slanted, youthful audience.
75 ups.com 10M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a adult, very slightly male biased, fairly wealthy audience.
76 expedia.com 10M+ U.S. monthly people. The site caters to a more affluent, very slightly female biased, more educated, skewing older audience.
77 nih.gov 10M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a more educated, skewing older, slightly more female than male audience.
78 nbc.com 10M+ U.S. monthly people. The site caters to a adult, slightly female slanted audience. Accepts Ads
79 discovery.com 9.9M+ U.S. monthly people. The site caters to a slightly female slanted, fairly wealthy following. Accepts Ads
80 symantec.com 9.8M+ U.S. monthly people. The site caters to a skewing older crowd.
81 smarter.com 9.7M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a 50+ audience.
82 foxnews.com 9.6M+ U.S. monthly people. The site is popular among a fairly wealthy, somewhat male, more educated group. Accepts Ads
83 pandora.com 9.6M+ U.S. monthly people. Accepts Ads
84 homedepot.com 9.4M+ U.S. monthly people. The site attracts a more affluent, skewing older group.
85 pogo.com 9.4M+ U.S. monthly people. The site caters to a primarily female, 50+ group. Accepts Ads
86 verizon.com 9.2M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a very slightly female biased following.
87 wikimedia.org 9.1M+ U.S. monthly people. The site caters to a slightly more male than female, teen, more educated audience.
88 dell.com 9.0M+ U.S. monthly people. The site caters to a skewing older, more educated, fairly wealthy following.
89 sears.com 9.0M+ U.S. monthly people. The site is popular among a skewing older audience.
90 city-data.com 8.9M+ U.S. monthly people. The site attracts a more educated group. Accepts Ads
91 howstuffworks.com 8.9M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a slightly male slanted audience. Accepts Ads
92 lowes.com 8.8M+ U.S. monthly people. The site attracts a skewing older, fairly wealthy following.
93 ticketmaster.com 8.8M+ U.S. monthly people. The site attracts a slightly female slanted, more affluent following. Accepts Ads
94 mlb.com 8.8M+ U.S. monthly people. The site caters to a more male, more educated, more affluent following. Accepts Ads
95 classmates.com 8.8M+ U.S. monthly people. The site is popular among a slightly more female than male, skewing older group. Accepts Ads
96 cbssports.com 8.7M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a more affluent, more educated, heavily male, middle aged crowd.
97 typepad.com 8.6M+ U.S. monthly people. The site caters to a more educated, more affluent audience. Accepts Ads
98 zimbio.com 8.6M+ U.S. monthly people. The site is popular among a slightly male slanted audience. Accepts Ads
99 business.com 8.5M+ U.S. monthly people. The site caters to a skewing older audience. Accepts Ads
100 pronto.com 8.4M+ U.S. monthly people. The site appeals to a skewing older group.

Lead Generation Tips from Tech Marketers

June 1, 2009

The bottom line is…

Lead generation grows businesses.

Anyone else looking for quality leads to give to their sales staff?

Everyone in the Tech Marketers office understands the value of quality lead generation. We’ve decided to share our vast lead generation experience through a segment we’ve called Lead Generation 101.

Enjoy! New lead generation tips posted weekly.