Monday, June 19, 2006
Microsoft Employees Prefer Google?
Andrew Hitchcock posted some search engine usage stats
broken down by company. I wanted to cross-check this with more data, and logged in to VisitorVille Intelligence
. (Disclosure: I had VisitorVille advertisements on this blog last year.)
VisitorVille Intelligence is a statistics software, so their tracker code is included in quite a few websites – and by analyzing referrer statistics, you can check which search engine a corporation’s employee was using to find a specific site. Here are some of the interesting bits:
Microsoft Corp: Top Search Engines Used
Yahoo! Inc.: Top Search Engines Used
Google Inc.: Top Search Engines Used
Now, I have to admit the last figure made me somewhat suspicious of the scope of this data. I don’t doubt that Googlers are mostly using Google, but at least a couple of non-native searches should’ve slipped through, no?
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