StatsAudienceTop Ranking Brands and Channels for February 2002

Top Ranking Brands and Channels for February 2002

Nielsen//NetRatings' MarketView study shows off the top searchengines, and sites for apparel/beauty; automotive; hardwaremanufacturers; finance, insurance and investment; multi-category commerce; and multi-category travel.

Nielsen//NetRatings revealed February 2002’s top ranking online brands and channels for various categories, according to its new MarketView Web measurement reporting system.

Built on a content-based brand aggregation structure consisting of Channels, Brands and Parents, MarketView segments online destinations, such as MSN and Yahoo portals, based on content to accurately reflect and provide an in-depth view of their business operations and Web site taxonomy.

The study revealed that Yahoo Search grabbed the top-ranking search engine spot, attracting more than 35 million visitors in February. MSN Search claimed 32 million surfers while Google drew more than 27 million. Rounding out the top five list, more than 24 million surfers logged on to AOL Search while 11 million surfers searched the Internet using Ask Jeeves.

“Search engines continue to be the ‘go-to’ destination on the Web, with new features and services being added on a regular basis,” said Lisa Strand, director and chief e-commerce analyst at NetRatings. “As fee-based services are gradually incorporated and competition between the various search engines intensifies, it’s becoming increasingly important to compare search-specific traffic at various online destinations.”

The study ranked the top brands in the following areas:

Top Brands for Various Online Categories
Brand or Channel Unique Audience
(000)
Time Per Person
(hh:mm:ss)
Top Search Engines
Yahoo Search 35,166 0:09:14
MSN Search 32,338 0:08:27
Google 27,444 0:26:29
AOL Search 24,294 0:10:27
Ask Jeeves 11,203 0:11:18
Apparel/Beauty
victoriassecret.com 2,060 0:10:00
fredericks.com 1,701 0:09:18
Old Navy 1,686 0:10:30
The Gap 1,667 0:08:11
Eddie Bauer 1,429 0:14:14
Automotive
Kelley Blue Book 3,901 0:10:41
eBay Motors 2,790 0:17:37
AutoTrader.com 2,589 0:21:13
MSN Carpoint 2,488 0:09:38
Edmunds.com 2,380 0:11:13
Hardware Manufacturers
Hewlett Packard 7,430 0:19:54
Dell Computer 5,740 0:22:24
Apple 4,846 0:04:49
Compaq 3,082 0:12:30
Gateway 2,403 0:12:11
Finance, Insurance & Investment
Yahoo Finance 8,301 0:39:43
quicken.com 7,882 0:32:15
MSN Money 6,954 0:20:55
intuit.com 6,164 1:16:28
Paypal 5,778 0:28:03
Multi-Category Commerce
Amazon 30,337 0:15:03
Yahoo Shopping 25,701 0:08:59
eBay 23,736 2:05:46
MSN Eshop 9,341 0:03:48
DealTime 5,686 0:02:57
Multi-Category Travel
Expedia 9,858 0:16:53
Travelocity 8,270 0:16:41
Orbitz.com 5,755 0:15:05
AOL Travel 3,339 0:05:04
PriceLine 3,306 0:16:20
Source: Nielsen//NetRatings


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