20 Jun '13, 1pm

No. 1 Position in Google Gets 33% of Search Traffic [Study] by @BzzContent via @sewatch

No. 1 Position in Google Gets 33% of Search Traffic [Study] by @BzzContent via @sewatch

New findings from online ad network Chitika confirm it's anything but lonely at the top. According to the study , the top listing in Google's organic search results receives 33 percent of the traffic, compared to 18 percent for the second position, and the traffic only degrades from there: For the top 10 results, Chitika found: A similar study by the Chitika team back in 2010 showed comparable results, and Chitika suggests the findings validate the importance of SEO for online businesses. "While being the number one result on a Google search results page is obviously important, these numbers show just how big of an advantage websites of this type have over any competitors listed below them. The importance of SEO for online business is seemingly quantified by these latest statistics, which, judging by their similarity to those observed as part of the 2010 study, are not lik...

Full article: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2276184/No.-1-Positi...

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