Monday, March 27, 2006

Google Holds 75 Percent Marketing Share in the U.K., According to WebSideStory

Google Holds 75 Percent Marketing Share in the U.K., According to WebSideStory

Monday, February 27, 2006

Netimperative - Top 10 UK search engines

Netimperative - Top 10 UK search engines: "Top 10 UK search engines By Editorial
17-03-2005 12:21 PM
Related: Research Search
These are the popular search engines currently in the UK, based on volume of searches by UK residents (shown as a percentage of all UK searches), for the four weeks ending 05/03/2005.
The report (which can also be downloaded below) shows that Google is far an away the biggest search engine in the UK, being 55 percentage points ahead of its nearest competitor, MSN Search.
But in terms of advertising inventory, the picture is more consolidated, with MSN holding two of the top ten slots, since people are using both MSN.com and MSN.co.uk. Likewise, the same applies with Yahoo, where US and UK sites are both being used by UK searchers.
The data is significant, since 80% of Internet sessions are believed to start at a search engine, bringing them inordinate power in the online market.

Most the popular search engines based on volume of searches by UK residents (shown as a percentage of all UK searches), for the four weeks ending 05/03/2005.
1. www.google.co.uk (63.33%)2. search.msn.co.uk (7.86)3. www.google.com (7.70)4. uk.search.yahoo.com (5.50%)5. www.ifind.freeserve.com (4.45%)6. search.yahoo.com (2.93%)7. www.ask.com (1.92%)8. search.msn.com (1.22%)9. www.ask.co.uk (1.22%)10. www.altavista.com (0.71%)Source: HitwiseRelated:Google more popular in UK than USTop 20 UK search engines"

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

UK firms surf the e-business wave - vnunet.com

Useful update on online business growth in the UK

Thursday, August 04, 2005

comScore Study Reveals the Impact of Search Engine Usage on Consumer Buying

comScore Study Reveals the Impact of Search Engine Usage on Consumer Buying

This study underlines the effect of online searches on offline purchases and also on the lead times invlved in many buying cycles. Particularly intereresting is the suggestion that people may use different search words at different stages of the buying process. First searches are likely to be more generic; later stages are more specific as the buyer has already chosen some of the major parameters.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

PC Pro: News: UK broadband connections overtake dial-ups

PC Pro: News: UK broadband connections overtake dial-ups: "Wednesday 1st June 2005
UK broadband connections overtake dial-ups 12:38PM
The number of broadband connections in the UK has exceeded dial-up usage for the first time.

BT figures show that there are now more than 7.4 million broadband users, with two million using cable and 5.4 on DSL.

'I know people's memories are short but I don't think that anybody three years ago had even the faintest hope this would happen, said BT CEO Ben Verwaayen. 'I remember when I came into BT it was not in anyone's imagination.'

The new figures also show that BT's share of the retail market continues to fall. Around 31 per cent of DSL users buy direct from BT, a figure that was over 50 per cent not too long ago.

Broadband is now available to 99.6 per cent of UK homes, the same proportion that has running water, Verwaayen noted.
Simon Aughton"

Friday, May 27, 2005

IMRG e-retail results for April 2005

IMRG: "internet shopping rockets 30% in april - marks the end of rip-off britain : 19/5/2005

* Internet shopping growth accelerated to 30% in April its fastest year-on-year rate of increase for 7 months, while high street trading fell by 1.3%, the biggest fail in a decade
* E-retail's growth rate tripled in the last quarter (from 13.4% in February) while the high street's fell by 4.2% (from 2.9% in February)
* 7% of all retail took place online in April, as 22 million UK consumers bought goods online worth more than �1,374 million
* e-retail sales have increased by 1500% in 5 years (since April 2000), while total UK retail sales have grown just 20%
* �42 billion worth of goods have been bought online by British shoppers since April 2000
* By April 2010, online shopping will have expanded by a further 320%, be approaching �60 billion per annum, and represent almost 20% of all retail. 36 million Britons will shop online by 2010."

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Strongest Links - Directory list

Strongest Links - Directory list

Useful list of major directories: 1 list of global/general directories is naturally dominated by US market. The second includes regional and specialist directories