We’ve all heard somebody say, “If I had a nickel for every time [insert fun fact or frustration here], I’d be a millionaire.” Consider this: if Google had a nickel for every time Americans searched the Internet using its search engine, it would have made $456 million dollars–in June 2009 alone!
According to comScore, a digital measuring company, 9,135,000,000 searches were performed in America in June 2009 using Google. That accounts for 65% of of the 14 billion total searches made using all search engines. The rank of the top five search engine shares looked like this:
|1. Google Sites||65.0%|
|2. Yahoo! Sites||19.6%|
|3. Microsoft Sites (now Bing)||8.4%|
|4. Ask Network||3.9%|
|5. AOL LLC||3.1%|
So, two things to consider:
- With 14 billion searches each month, what can you do to get your company on the first page of search results where your customers are looking?
- Let’s all be glad that searching is free, not a nickel per.
If you’d like help getting on the first page of search results, give our SEO experts a call. We’d love to get you a nickel for every good idea you have.