No, Atleast I can’t.
Information retrieval via Internet search is now an indispensable tool for billions of people worldwide. Most of us will feel paralyzed even at the thought of not having it.
The latest comScore report shows that a whooping 61 billion searches were conducted worldwide in month of August 2007 alone!
And Asia-Pacific region leads the charts in terms of number of searches.
The Asia-Pacific region, which includes large markets such as China, Japan and India, saw 258 million unique searchers conduct 20.3 billion searches. Europe reported the second-most searchers (210 million) and searches (18 billion), followed by North America, with 206 million searchers and 16 billion searches. The Latin American region demonstrated the heaviest search activity per person, with more than 95 searches per searcher in August. The search market in the Middle East-Africa region is the most underdeveloped thus far, with the fewest searchers (30 million), searches (2 billion), and searches per searcher (70).
This is one of the reasons why SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is becoming a big business worldwide. Search for term ‘SEO’ yields more than 177 million searches. Nowadays, SEO plays an important role in every companies’ marketing strategy. If you are not present in the top search results in your niche, youÂ are missing out on a huge number of potential customers.
And which is the top search engine?
Without doubt Google.
Here is the snap shot of the top search engine properties on the web as released by comScore.
Even on this blog, Google accounts for around 80% of search engine traffic. If this blog was not optimized for search engine,Â Â majority ofÂ users wouldn’t have ever known about it.
Ask yourself a simple question, Can you do without Internet search?
If you can, you are a genius :)