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August 1, 2008

Cuil Stumbles on Launch, but Beats Google in Key Relevancy Metric



Net Applications Global Internet Usage Market Share shows Cuil (pronounced cool) making an early impact versus Google in a key relevancy metric. Cuil is a new search engine created by former Google engineers (http://www.cuil.com). It was released to the public on 7/28. Net Applications has usage share numbers starting the next day. Cuil was able to reach .26% share on the first day we started tracking. However, there have been widespread reports of outages and problems with its search results.

Even with the initial problems, Cuil was able to beat Google in a key metric that measures relevancy of search results, which is the amount of time a user spends on a site after being referred by a search engine. Here are the results for the last three days of July:

Search Engine

Avg. Minutes on Site

Cuil

9.65

Google

9.37

Yahoo

8.57

One of the new features with HitsLink 6.0 is the ability to track several key relevance metrics by campaign. Take a a free trial at http://www.hitslink.com.

For these and other Global Market Share Statistics, go to marketshare.hitslink.com.

Interested in an even deeper level of MarketShare Global Usage Statistics? Send a note with your name, company, phone number and email address to sales@netapplications.com.



- Vincent Vizzaccaro