Andy Atkins-Kruger

UK retail sites to see 8% growth at Christmas

Hitwise is predicting that visits to UK online retail sites will see a growth of 8% this Christmas over last. This is a rate of growth fast than last year and search engines will account for 35% of visits with Google and Yahoo leading the fray.

Hitwise has also launched a new data center facility which gives a variety of information including search engine share. In September this was:

    Google.co.uk 66%
    Google.com 12%
    Yahoo 6%
    MSN 6%

Which all in all means that Google continues to lead the way with the ‘American’ site beating the UK sites of its two main competitors.

Andy Atkins-Kruger
Andy is the CEO of Webcertain. He is a trained linguist with 20 years experience in international marketing, having helped major brand leaders with their advertising and public relations projects on five continents. Webcertain has been operating multilingual search marketing campaigns for over 15 years and is one of few agencies which only deal with international campaigns; the company doesn't deal in single market projects. Andy speaks regularly at conferences around the world, writes for the Multinational Search column of SearchEngineLand.com and is the Managing Editor of the Multilingual Search blog.

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