Do Apple Users Search More Than Android?
For the last decade, search engines have been internet users’ best friends, making any question that comes to mind immediately addressable with the best relevant answers. Developments in technology have made search engine results more qualified and useful, leading to a rapidly growing demand for their use. Chitika Insights decided to take a look into search traffic trends depending on the operating system.
Google Results, Positioning, and CTR: Not What You’d Expect
First place gets your traffic — but what about clicks? It has long been a common goal of SEO optimizers everywhere to capture the top spot on Google’s first page of search results. Taking the first spot guarantees the largest portion of impressions as well as double the amount of traffic offered by the second link.
How long should a keyphrase be? 
A lot of SEO effort goes towards optimizing content to a keyphrase. And rightly so. The entire tone and depth of an article can change based on the keyphrase. But, that also raises the question: How long should a Keyphrase be?
Ignoring Bing and Yahoo Costing Publishers Big Bucks
Now that Bing is powering Yahoo! search results, Microsoft’s search engine controls nearly one-fourth of all search traffic. The time has come for publishers to concentrate on a powerful #2 search engine, with up to a 23% boost in search traffic waiting to be claimed.
CTR Analysis: Bing vs. Google vs. Yahoo!
We at Chitika are quite fond of search engines: since all of our ads serve only to search traffic, they’re our bread and butter in the online world. So with Microsoft’s new Bing decision engine making so much noise, we thought we’d take a closer…
Infographic: Internet User Behavior Analysis by Browser
The newest infographic from Chitika Insights provides 3 sections of valuable points of reference for online marketers, including a comparison of click-though-rates for major desktop and mobile browsers, along with average words per search query, and a desktop browser usage breakdown for the 4 most populated states in the U.S.
Local Searches Constitute 24% of Google Queries
Local businesses have always needed their advertisements to effectively target potential customers in their area. When it comes to advertising on the Web, this task is made more difficult with ads potentially reaching almost anyone in the world. One method for targeting messages to local customers is through a search engine, with the top three being Bing, Google and Yahoo! Chitika Insights looked to quantify how often each platform’s users preform local searches.
Google Usage Rates Vary Across Browsers
The now ubiquitous phrase “Google it” certainly points to a clear king of the search engine marketplace, but many prefer to do their “Googling” in a variety of browsers to take advantage of certain plugins, privacy features, and other attributes. With this in mind, Chitika Insights looked to measure whether the Web browser a person uses has any impact on the search engine they use.
About Chitika Insights
Chitika Insights was the research arm of online advertising network Chitika. Insights used Chitika's unique data to monitor and report on Internet trends - search engines, clickthrough rates, the mobile war, and more.
Additionally, the Chitika Insights team monitored the day's tech news closely, and provided an in-depth, data-driven commentary on the latest breaking news. Our studies and data have been featured prominently in major publications, such as The New York Times, Forbes, Barrons and about 3000+ respected publications.
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