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Difference in users

Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:04 am
by izzy55
Do any of you notice the difference in visitors from the different search engines? Meaning, do you notice a different type of visitor from each search engine? Demographic, socioeconomic, geaographic etc...

Thank you.

Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:17 am
by jitendraag
Of course, I get a lot of visits via Guruji.com from India and also see difference in traffic for same keyword.

Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:24 am
by izzy55
jitendraag wrote:Of course, I get a lot of visits via Guruji.com from India and also see difference in traffic for same keyword.


That definetly makes sense on the geographic-end but what about the big three in the US. Google, Yahoo and MSN?

Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:25 am
by jitendraag
I don't get much traffic from MSN but yahoo and google definitely have different ranking for the same keyword for my sites.

Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:27 am
by izzy55
jitendraag wrote:I don't get much traffic from MSN but yahoo and google definitely have different ranking for the same keyword for my sites.


I didn't mean ranking, I meant the difference in types of visitors, not quantity.

Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:30 am
by jitendraag
Well, if you mean bouce rate and conversion rate. I don't really find any difference. I have also tried yahoo SEM and google adwords (just for search) and found similar conversion rates (though google was 'slightly' better)

Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:39 am
by izzy55
jitendraag wrote:Well, if you mean bouce rate and conversion rate. I don't really find any difference. I have also tried yahoo SEM and google adwords (just for search) and found similar conversion rates (though google was 'slightly' better)


I don't mean conversation or bounce rate. I guess I should be a little clearer.

I'm referring to age, socioeconomic (i.e. income level), education level etc.

I'm curious if there have been studies on the subject or if people have been able to quantify the difference.

Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:44 pm
by izzy55
Commercial Realtors wrote:My guess is that Yahoo users would tend to be older because Google did not always dominate the way it does now. Older users may be more affluent.


I disagree, most older people got into it after the younger crowd. IMO. I don't know the stats.

Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:25 pm
by jitendraag
comscore and quantcast may have ages and income ranges for people. I think I saw these stats on compete and/or komli's website as well.

Update: Just checked that quantcast has the demographics details and you can probably compare the two search engines:

http://www.quantcast.com/google.com
http://www.quantcast.com/yahoo.com

or may be you want to try this:
http://www.quantcast.com/search.yahoo.com

Re: Difference in users

Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:08 am
by my_misyel
izzy55 wrote:Do any of you notice the difference in visitors from the different search engines? Meaning, do you notice a different type of visitor from each search engine? Demographic, socioeconomic, geaographic etc...

Thank you.


Yes, specially if your site targets a specific territory or region. It helps a lot.

Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:07 pm
by izzy55
jitendraag wrote:comscore and quantcast may have ages and income ranges for people. I think I saw these stats on compete and/or komli's website as well.

Update: Just checked that quantcast has the demographics details and you can probably compare the two search engines:

http://www.quantcast.com/google.com
http://www.quantcast.com/yahoo.com

or may be you want to try this:
http://www.quantcast.com/search.yahoo.com


Thank you! Excellent data!

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:44 pm
by seo.doc
this kind of info are valuable cause you can use this data in targetign potential customer...this shows how each ages participate on using the SE's...

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:38 pm
by sikanderhayat
i also noted that the difference in visitors from the different search engines.


Definetly makes sense on the geographic-end but what about the big three in the Google, Yahoo and MSN?