Yellow Page Offline Usage Percentages by Category

Oct 11, 2005 • 9:15 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Local Search Engine Tips & Optimization
 

An excellent post was made at WebmasterWorld under the title of YP Category Usage Percentages by a member named inbound. I am going to quote the whole post right here.

I just completed some research based on a variety of industry data, here are my rough figures for overall offline YP category use. It should not be a shock to many of you but I thought it might help some people in search of general data. Take your pick on the number of lookups, 15 Billion seems a nice round figure for the year. % - Category

15.6 - Health 14.2 - Food 13.8 - Automobiles 10.2 - Shopping (Consumer) 7.1 - Construction 4.2 - Supplies (Business) 3.6 - Finance & Insurance 3.5 - Home & Garden 3.4 - Professionals 3.2 - Entertainment 2.9 - Travel 2.5 - Beauty 2.2 - Pets 1.9 - Government 1.8 - Education 1.5 - Repairs 1.4 - Transport & Haulage 1.1 - Property & Real Estate 1.0 - Utilities & Fuel 1.0 - Domestic Cleaning 0.7 - Business Services 0.6 - Media 0.5 - Communication 0.4 - Weddings 0.4 - Motorcycles 0.4 - Employment 0.3 - Boats 0.3 - Agriculture 0.3 - Small Package Delivery

Moderator of that forum, Chicago, then posted some other resources, including "Top Ten" Category Searches in Print and Internet Yellow Pages Reveal What Consumers Want (PDF) by the Yellow Pages Association.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Alexander Kintis

10/11/2005 04:41 pm

Interesting results. I remember seeing a "top 100" keyword list for search engines and health care keywords had some big numbers.

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