Google used more by the wealthier

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  1. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

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    Using Google will make you rich!

    Well, OK, not really. I have the cause and effect backwards. But a study shows that being richer will make you more likely to use Google.

    Macworld article
    They also took a survey and found these percentages of use of search sites:
    Google 52%
    Yahoo 22%
    MSN 9%
    AOL 9%
    Ask Jeeves 5%
    other 3%​
     
  2. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Interesting although not entirely surprising. Since the wealthier have been online longer and those who are online longest prefer Google, I'd have said it was pretty predictable...

    I am curious as to who paid for the research though. Google to drive up their advertising revenues?
     
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  4. rdowns Suspended

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    Absolutely not, as I am about to walk into a meeting and recommend reallocating our search engine budgeting with more to Google and less to Yahoo. Sales numbers back it up and this won't hurt.
     
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I suppose Froogle is used more by the less wealthy. :p
     

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