Search Engine Ratings

Posted on this blog by Afzal Khan

Hitwise uses a combination of anonymous web surfing data provided by ISPs in various countries and its own panel-based measurements to determine which sites are most popular on the web. The data encompasses the surfing activities of 25 million people, worldwide.

The chart below shows the share of all visits made to both search and directory sites, as classified by Hitwise, by US web surfers during July 2005. "Domain" shows the core domain of the service involved.

The pie chart generated by comScore Media Metrix Search Engine Ratings also favors Google above all other search engines:

Data taken from Search Engine Watch.