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…
Months Later, Bing Users Still Ad-Crazy
What is the value to a website that runs ads of a single Bing user versus a Google or Yahoo! user? Looking at the ad clickthrough rates of traffic sent by the big 3 search providers, it appears that one Bing user is worth more to a website than one Google user. As seen in TechCrunch, Ars Technica, iMedia Connection, and more.
Tablet Market Update: December 2012
This holiday season has a high likelihood of being the biggest ever when it comes to tablet sales, as multiple manufacturers have unveiled highly publicized new devices over the past few months. To provide a view of the current market environment, Chitika Insights conducted a study focusing on tablet usage in North America.
UPDATE: Little Change in iOS 6 Adoption Following Google Maps Relaunch
After much anticipation, Google Maps has been made available in the Apple App Store for iOS 6 users on both the iPhone and the iPad. Google’s app completed the approval process and launched at midnight, Thursday, December 13th, after significant debate and deliberation between the two tech giants. Following this launch, Chitika Insights studied whether iOS 6 saw an increase in overall adoption as users who were waiting for the Google Maps feature decided to upgrade.
Room for Growth: Microsoft Surface Only Generates 0.13% of All Tablet Web Traffic
Two of the biggest players in the computing space – Microsoft and Google – recently launched their most ambitious efforts yet in the tablet marketplace. Microsoft’s Surface was launched on October 26th, 2012 as the flagship tablet for Windows 8, with a more powerful Pro edition debuting in December. Google released its Nexus 10 on November 13th – a larger sibling to the company’s Nexus 7 tablet, which was recently updated from its original model unveiled earlier this year. Chitika Insights conducted a study to see which tech giant’s tablet offering is emerging as the most popular.
Six-Month Study: Apple iOS Users Consume Growing Amount of Web Traffic
With the Droid RAZR M, Samsung Galaxy S III, Kindle Fire HD and a wide variety of others, 2012 has seen the debut of a large number of new Android tablets and smartphones. Meanwhile Apple has rolled out a new version of the iPhone, two new iterations of the iPad, along with the iPad mini. Chitika Insights examined how this stream of the latest and greatest products has shifted the use of Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.
Tablet Market Share Report: Nexus 7 Usage Increases 135% since July
Over the past year, the tablet market has seen major changes. The third-generation iPad was announced in March 2012, and Apple has since gone on to unveil both a fourth-generation iPad and a seven-inch iPad Mini. Microsoft even announced its own upcoming entrance into the tablet ecosystem with the Microsoft Surface. As the state of the tablet market continues to evolve, Chitika Insights conducted a research study to determine which tablet devices are seeing the most success in terms of usage from their user base.
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.
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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