Shimon Sandler

SEARCH ENGINES and BUYING DECISIONS

BIGresearch conducted a recent survey that shows that Yahoo! is the overall #1 search engine choice for purchase decisions and Google is number 4.

Influence of Internet Advertising on Purchase Decisions (Ranked by Search Engine Preference):
Electronics
1. Google
2. Yahoo!
3. MSN
4. AOL
5. Ask Jeeves

Apparel/Clothing
1. Yahoo!
2. AOL
3. MSN
4. Google
5. Ask Jeeves

Car/Truck
1. MSN
2. Yahoo!
3. Google
4. Ask Jeeves
5. AOL

Grocery
1. AOL
2. Yahoo!
3. Ask Jeeves
4. MSN
5. Google

Source: BIGresearch, February 2006 and Center For Media Research

Conclusion: Marketers must not just look at market share, as having the most impact on their ROI, but need to analyze reports like these to discover which search engines have the most influence on buying decisions.

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