The Value of a Link on Google's Home Page

Nov 20, 2008 • 10:19 am | comments (7) by twitter | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Ever wonder what a link on Google's homepage would bring in terms of traffic? Let's take this G1 link:

This Link Got Over 800,000 Clicks in a 7-Day Run

The Compete blog gives some detail into the number of clicks that link had while it was extremely visible on

First, some background. Google planned on running this between the 22nd and 29th of October. It was for Google's new phone with T-Mobile. What's was the value of the traffic to T-Mobile? Well, the visibility of the link did some incredible things:

* More than 800,000 unique visitors went to that page. * In one day, more than 233,000 unique visitors were registered.

That's impressive. Too bad it didn't hit 1 million, but 800,000 in 7 days is pretty impressiveis

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James Matthews

11/20/2008 05:54 pm

I wonder what happens on links on yahoo's front page


11/21/2008 03:34 am

I wonder if they'll start selling their front page off as another source of ad revenue. I wouldn't be surprised, esp. with those kinds of results. They can charge a premium price for that.


11/21/2008 07:11 am

Amazing.... The home page has a great value and it drives much traffic then expected....

Bill Hartzer

11/21/2008 04:13 pm

James Matthews, I've had a link on Yahoo!'s home page. The traffic from Yahoo!'s home page will make a server come to its knees, last time I checked it was over 2 million pageviews A DAY compared to Google's home page of 800,000 in 7 days.

Justin Dean

11/21/2008 04:33 pm

@James Matthews - the Google homepage gets a lot more than 800,000 PAGEVIEWS in 7 days - what they tracked was 800,000 CLICKS of the ad. Thats impressive for clicks. The pageviews were definitely in the millions per day. I guarantee you did not see 800,000 clicks of your Yahoo homepage ad in 7 days.

Justin Dean

11/21/2008 04:37 pm

Sorry... that was @Bill Hartzer

No Name

02/24/2009 10:07 pm

My website has taken 6 month's to get that many unique visitors ! Google can do it in 7 ! I give up

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