According to recent press release by ComScore, overall Internet usage increased 10% from Dec. '05 to '06. That might tell you something about the nature of your online business, if your business didn't have at least a 10% growth last year you're actually losing ground!

Comscore also noted the top worldwide web property destinations. Rounding out the top 10:

  1. Microsoft
  2. Google
  3. Yahoo!
  4. Time Warner (AOL)
  5. eBay
  6. Wikipedia
  7. Amazon
  8. Fox Interactive
  9. CNET
  10. Ask

It should be noted that these don't necessarily represent a single site but a combination of all sites which that property runs. Just outside of the top ten are Apple, Adobe, Lycos, Viacom, New York Times.

Also noted in the press release are the top gaining categories for the year:

  • Multimedia up 37%
  • Community up 33%
  • E-mail up 16%
  • News/Info up 15%
  • Games up 14%

January 31, 2007

Stoney deGeyter is the President of Pole Position Marketing, a leading search engine optimization and marketing firm helping businesses grow since 1998. Stoney is a frequent speaker at website marketing conferences and has published hundreds of helpful SEO, SEM and small business articles.

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Stoney pioneered the concept of Destination Search Engine Marketing which is the driving philosophy of how Pole Position Marketing helps clients expand their online presence and grow their businesses. Stoney is Associate Editor at Search Engine Guide and has written several SEO and SEM e-books including E-Marketing Performance; The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!; Keyword Research and Selection, Destination Search Engine Marketing, and more.

Stoney has five wonderful children and spends his free time reviewing restaurants and other things to do in Canton, Ohio.

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