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Search Engines Directing Traffic to saliu.com

By Ion Saliu, ReSearcher At-Large

Major Search Engines: Traffic, Referring, Indexing, Percentages.

Use the native search engine of this website to go to the pages relevant to the key phrases or keywords that referred you to here. There are links at the end of this page, too.

See also the main pages at saliu.com and their stats. The pages show their web titles for a clear representation of the content. It's very efficient and useful in searching. It shows at a glance the variety of topics and the pages dealing with the respective tasks.

This web site does not pay any search engine to rank its pages higher in Internet searches.
This site hosts a huge volume of information. Take your time to search and read much as you can. It's worth your while.
Read this author's opinion on the best indexing by the super search engine.

Generated July 31, 2003 (3 WE).

Major Search Engines: Traffic, Referring, Indexing, Percentages

An interesting event occurred in June 2004. Google referring percentage declined to 52.6% (from 61.2% in September 2003). Meanwhille Yahoo climbed to 24.6% (from 17.1 % in September 2003), and MSN rose to 12.6% (from 8.3 % in September 2003)! Yahoo uses now the Inktomi search engine. MSN also employs a new search technology. Who knows what the future will bring.

An interesting event occurred in June 2004. Google referring percentage declined to 52.6% (from 61.2% in September 2003). Meanwhille Yahoo climbed to 24.6% (from 17.1 % in September 2003), and MSN rose to 12.6% (from 8.3 % in September 2003)! Yahoo uses now the Inktomi search engine. MSN also employs a new search technology. Who knows what the future will bring.

See also the full key search sentences that directed visitors to this web site in the month of January 2004 & April 2004.

Then, interesting again: October June 2004. Google referring percentage JUMPED dramatically to 65%! Meanwhile, Yahoo and MSN declined dramatically! Google referred over 35,000 visitors in October 2004, while overall total visitors referred to by all search engines was almost 54,000. Overall, Yahoo Inktomi crawled (spidered) many more pages at my web site than Google Googlebot did. Google, however, is much faster in updating its search index. Curiously, Ask Jeeves spidered, by far, the largest number of pages at my website!
Best stats ever: Search engines referrals, countries, keywords. See the best stats ever at saliu.com: Search engines referrals, countries, keywords: October 2004.

This web site changed host in January 2005. Incredibly, there was a huge surge in search engine referrals. The referrals were monitored for a 30-day period in January 2005 and February 2005. The list breaks down the search engines by country, region, domain, etc. WWW.Google.com alone recorded over 120,000 referrals; www.google.ca had 16,181 referrals; beta.search.msn.com registered 1,999 referrals, while search.msn.com had 15,387 referrals, etc. Total referrals by all search engines: a whopping 283,378. That surprised me, too!
Best referrals ever: Search engines refer in 2005. See a most comprehensive list of the search engines that referred visitors to saliu.com in January-February 2005. The list is broken down into countries, regions, domains, etc.

    Links from an Internet Search Engine                
32 different referring search engines    
                Pages    Hits
Google          9995   10273
Yahoo           3316    3325
MSN             1458    1469 1
AOL             659     659
Other search
 engines	536	546
Ask Jeeves	401	401
AltaVista	230	258
Netscape	149	149
Excite          80      80
AllTheWeb	55	55
Overture	43	43
Lycos           38      38
Ask Jeeves UK	37	37
Hotbot          33      33
MetaCrawler 
(Metamoteur)	30	30
Search.com	28	28
Teoma           21      21
Go.com          20      20
WebCrawler	19	19
Mamma           18      18
InfoSpace	17	17
Looksmart	12	12
DMOZ            7       7
Virgilio	4	4
Go2Net 
(Metamoteur)	4	4
WISENut         2       2
Freeserve	2	2
Sohu            2       5
Seznam.cz	1	1
Meta Miner	1	1
T-Online	1	1
Abacho          1       1

Reasons why Google has such a commanding lead:
1) Free inclusion, therefore unbiased searching and unbiased results;
2) Very fast indexing, and frequent indexing of a web site;
3) Relevant and timely results.

Not to mention that the second search engine, Yahoo, uses Google for web search! It means that most users are dissatisfied with the web directory search offered by Yahoo. The directories have two drawbacks: subjectivity and dated material. It is impossible in the fast-paced Internet of today to refresh directory listings with what's new and worthy.
AOL, too, uses Google sometimes (Search enhanced by Google!)

I don't imply that Google is perfect. It has a ways to go insofar as the QUALITY, not only the static relevancy, of the web sites is considered. That's hard even for humans. Still, the search engines can do, and probably will do, a better job at figuring the quality of the material. The page title weighs too heavily in the ranking. A better logical correlation between concepts must be established. For example, lexicographic and lexicographical are treated as totally different concepts. Logically, such concepts should be treated as being the same logical entity. Thus, logical grouping of concepts (keywords) should be an urgent priority.

As of the paid-for search engines: They are doomed to become a footnote to Internet history.

This classification of the search engines is consistent. I tracked the referring search engines for the full month of September 2003. The number of referrers to my web site increased by 40%. The order of the search engines remained virtually the same. I am sure that the stats of most web sites show the same structure of the referring search engines.

Generated September 30, 2003 (3 WE)

Links from an Internet Search Engine 	
33 different referring search engines
                        Pages   Percent Hits    Percent
Google                  14295   61.2 %  14432   61.2 %
Yahoo                   4011    17.1 %  4042    17.1 %
MSN                     1964    8.4 %   1965    8.3 % 1
AOL                     800     3.4 %   800     3.3 %
Other search engines	687	2.9 %	690	2.9 %
Ask Jeeves              508     2.1 %   508     2.1 %
AltaVista               271     1.1 %   291     1.2 %
Netscape                201     0.8 %   201     0.8 %
AllTheWeb               72      0.3 %   72      0.3 %
Ask Jeeves UK           68      0.2 %   71      0.3 %
Lycos                   65      0.2 %   111     0.4 %
Overture                62      0.2 %   62      0.2 %
Excite                  62      0.2 %   62      0.2 %
MetaCrawler
(Metamoteur)            45      0.1 %   45      0.1 %
Mamma                   42      0.1 %   42      0.1 %
InfoSpace               32      0.1 %   32      0.1 %
Hotbot                  29      0.1 %   29      0.1 %
Search.com              21      0 %     21      0 %
WebCrawler              20      0 %     20      0 %
Teoma                   20      0 %     20      0 %
Looksmart               12      0 %     12      0 %
Go.com                  11      0 %     11      0 %
WISENut                 5       0 %     5       0 %
Virgilio                5       0 %     5       0 %
DMOZ                    4       0 %     4       0 %
Origo-Vizsla            2       0 %     2       0 %
Seznam.cz               2       0 %     2       0 %
Fireball                2       0 %     2       0 %
Google (Images)         1       0 %     2       0 %
Kvasir                  1       0 %     1       0 %
Web.de                  1       0 %     1       0 %
Go2Net (Metamoteur)	1	0 %	1	0 %
Meta Miner              1       0 %     1       0 %
Things at this web site improved further in March of 2004. Google referred over 700 visitors a day. Overall, the search engines referred around 1200 visitors a day. For the most part, the search engine referrers are new visitors.

Things even improved further in April of 2004! Google referred over 800 visitors a day. Overall, the search engines referred over 1400 visitors a day (over 43,124 visitors for the month). For the most part, the search engine referrers are new visitors - probably 90%+ of them all (visitors, that is, that it is).

There was a moment of decline, however. It happened during the so-called Florida Update performed by the Google search engine in November of 2003. Many experts believed Google did the update in an attempt to force the hand of the advertisers. That is, if a link was highly ranked, then it should be pushed down in the result list. A high rank reflects a strong interest of the owner in that particular field. Therefore the owner of the link would be willing to pay for advertising. If Google rationalized that way, they came back to earth shortly. They realized how they became so successful: Unbiased indexing and ranking. Unbiased is the keyword here, as it were.

I believe that the future of search engines will be short lived. Just about anybody can write capable indexing software. I don't mean that every Internet user will be able to write his/her own search engine software. But at least every major Internet provider will be able to write very good search engine software, even better than Google. It is not hard at all. The additional cost in hardware will translate to 10-20 extra computers for storing the text databases. That's not an extraordinary expense, with the prices of powerful computers going down by the month.

Generated January 31, 2004

Links from an external page (other web sites except search engines): 5465
Links from an Internet Search Engine: 30929
37 different referring search engines	Pages	Percent	Hits	Percent
Google                                  18134   59.6 %  18423   59.5 %
Yahoo                                   4755    15.6 %  4883    15.7 %
MSN                                     3523    11.5 %  3529    11.4 %
Other search engines                    1080    3.5 %   1086    3.5 %
AOL                                     785     2.5 %   785     2.5 %
Ask Jeeves                              590     1.9 %   593     1.9 %
AltaVista                               304     0.9 %   353     1.1 %
Netscape                                236     0.7 %   236     0.7 %
Dogpile                                 191     0.6 %   191     0.6 %
Overture                                130     0.4 %   130     0.4 %
AllTheWeb                               107     0.3 %   107     0.3 %
Excite                                  91      0.2 %   91      0.2 %
Earth Link                              83      0.2 %   83      0.2 %
Hotbot                                  65      0.2 %   65      0.2 %
Ask Jeeves UK                           59      0.1 %   59      0.1 %
WebCrawler                              44      0.1 %   44      0.1 %
MetaCrawler (Metamoteur)                42      0.1 %   42      0.1 %
Mamma                                   36      0.1 %   36      0.1 %
InfoSpace                               23      0 %     23      0 %
ix quick                                22      0 %     22      0 %
Search.com                              21      0 %     21      0 %
Lycos                                   20      0 %     47      0.1 %
Looksmart                               17      0 %     17      0 %
Teoma                                   14      0 %     14      0 %
Virgilio                                13      0 %     13      0 %
Go.com                                  8       0 %     8       0 %
Go2Net (Metamoteur)                     8       0 %     8       0 %
WISENut                                 6       0 %     6       0 %
DMOZ                                    3       0 %     3       0 %
Sympatico                               2       0 %     2       0 %
Kvasir                                  2       0 %     2       0 %
Jubii                                   2       0 %     2       0 %
Origo-Vizsla                            1       0 %     1       0 %
Bluewin                                 1       0 %     1       0 %
Szukaj                                  1       0 %     1       0 %
search1-[12].free.fr                    1       0 %     1       0 %
Club-internet                           1       0 %     1       0 %

 Generated Avril 30, 2004 
 
Links from an external page (other web sites except search engines): 8023
Links from an Internet Search Engine: 43124 
44 different referring search engines	Hits	Percent
Google	25270	58.5 %
Yahoo	8357	19.3 %
MSN	4888	11.3 %
AOL	1020	2.3 %
Unknown search engines	743	1.7 %
AltaVista	769	1.7 %
Ask Jeeves	534	1.2 %
Netscape	304	0.7 %
Dogpile	200	0.4 %
Overture	129	0.2 %
Excite	153	0.3 %
Earth Link	103	0.2 %
AllTheWeb	83	0.1 %
Mamma	75	0.1 %
MetaCrawler (Metamoteur)	68	0.1 %
Hotbot	67	0.1 %
WebCrawler	65	0.1 %
Search.com	57	0.1 %
Ask Jeeves UK	38	0 %
Lycos	47	0.1 %
InfoSpace	26	0 %
ix quick	16	0 %
Teoma	15	0 %
Virgilio	12	0 %
Looksmart	12	0 %
Alexa	11	0 %
Go2Net (Metamoteur)	12	0 %
Szukaj	8	0 %
Tiscali	7	0 %
WISENut	6	0 %
DMOZ	4	0 %
meta	4	0 %
Origo-Vizsla	3	0 %
Free.fr	3	0 %
i-une.com	2	0 %
Sympatico	2	0 %
Google (Images)	2	0 %
metacrawler.de	2	0 %
Kvasir	2	0 %
Web.de	1	0 %
Spray	1	0 %
Go.com	1	0 %
Meta Miner	1	0 %
search.bluewin.ch	1	0%

 Here is how the robots of the search engines spider this web site. 
Generated April 30, 2004.

Robots/Spiders visitors 	 
14 different robots	Hits	Bandwidth	Last visit
Unknown robot (identified by 'crawl')	7565+111	89.15 MB	30 Apr 2004 - 23:43
Googlebot (Google)	2283+93	16.72 MB	30 Apr 2004 - 09:58
Inktomi Slurp	857+304	14.83 MB	30 Apr 2004 - 23:03
Jeeves	935+23	17.31 MB	30 Apr 2004 - 13:22
Alexa (IA Archiver)	621+40	11.15 MB	30 Apr 2004 - 18:22
Unknown robot (identified by 'robot')	598+20	8.72 MB	30 Apr 2004 - 12:20
Unknown robot (identified by hit on 'robots.txt')	0+521	0	30 Apr 2004 - 23:24
Walhello appie	230+231	3.61 MB	30 Apr 2004 - 17:58
Scooter (AltaVista)	291+159	6.26 MB	14 Apr 2004 - 15:29
WISENutbot (Looksmart)	167+10	2.04 MB	30 Apr 2004 - 23:56
Unknown robot (identified by 'spider')	14+12	536.23 KB	29 Apr 2004 - 20:47
Fast-Webcrawler (AllTheWeb)	18+2	483.94 KB	06 Apr 2004 - 15:39
Voila	4+6	88.43 KB	29 Apr 2004 - 20:02
Netcraft Web Server Survey	1	0	08 Apr 2004 - 21:58.

* Numbers after + are successful hits on the "robots.txt" file 
in the root directory of saliu.com.

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