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ZDNet UK: Linux Out-Googles Microsoft

Dec 16, 2002, 22:00 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Loney)

"Spider-Man was the fastest climber among search terms on Google in 2002, according to statistics released by the popular search engine on Monday, which give an insight into the zeitgeist of the online community.

"Google averages about 15 million visitor hours each month, compared with Yahoo! search at six million hours, according to Danny Sullivan, who runs Searchenginewatch.com. Search hours are calculated by multiplying the number of site visitors by the average number of minutes each spends at the site...

"The top technology search term for 2002 was MP3, indicating a continued demand for the compression technology. The mobile phone texting format, SMS, was in second place, followed by the compression tool Winzip, and Linux at number four, beating ninth-placed Microsoft in the Google stakes..."

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