Saturday, June 05, 2004

Yahoo! News - Porn More Popular Than Search

Yahoo! News - Porn More Popular Than Search: "Online porn sites garnered more than three times the visitors of the major search engines combined during the last week in May, a research firm announced Thursday.
According to Hitwise, a Melbourne, Australia-based Web-tracking firm, visits to the top three search sites--Google, Yahoo, and MSN Search--accounted for just 5.5 percent of all Internet site visits during the week ending May 29.
Porn sites, lumped by Hitwise into a category appropriately dubbed "Adult," received 18.8 percent of all Web visits in the same period.
When all search and directory sites--including those such as AskJeeves and MSN.com--are combined, the porn-versus-search skew doesn't look so bad: overall, search engines and directories accounted for 13.8 percent of the total Net visits during the week."

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