Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Vivisimo, Clusty, A9, AllTheWeb, Snap collectively get 0.1% of US Web users

According to Hitwise, one out of every 14 U.S. internet visits during the week ended Oct. 30 went to the top 10 search engines, a 7 percent increase over the same period a year ago, the week ended Nov. 1, 2003. This is so despite the heavily hyped launches of five new engines: Vivisimo.com, Clusty.com, AllTheWeb.com, A9.com and Snap.com. Users are not switching in appreciable numbers. Those five sites combined make up only about one-tenth of 1 percent of U.S. internet visits in Hitwise’s Search Engines and Directories category, leaving the big three largely responsible for search’s growth.