Google home page

January 11, 2008

Here is a question for all of you Firefox power users …

When was the last time you saw the Google home page? As opposed to jumping straight to the search results page from the search box in the top right of your browser.

When you read how much Google is prepared to pay for search traffic from Firefox, you can understand why Microsoft decided to start investing again in Internet Explorer.

Here is the latest search engine market share report I could find, from September ’07:

Search Engine Market Share
Google 54.0%
Yahoo! 19.5%
MSN/Live 12.0%
AOL 6.0%
Ask.com 2.2%
All others 6.3%

Source: Neilsen via SearchEngineWatch.com
(https://searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=3627422)

I wonder how much of this traffic is provided direct from browser search boxes?