There's a poll going on at DigitalPoint Forums to discern how much search traffic comes to a variety of sites versus other search engines. And surprisingly, Google has come out the victor, claiming the majority of the vote: 90% of search traffic comes from Google (14 votes). In second place, 50-80% of search traffic has only garnered 7 votes.
Why is this happening? Surprisingly, it isn't what you think. Sure, Google has the market share, but a forum member suggests that there's more to it:
This seems to be down to the fact that Yahoo and MSN are just not very good at keeping out poor sites - Yahoo and MSN results are much easier to manipulate if you follow a particular formula - and MSN and Yahoo results are full of such sites, blocking genuine sites from appearing higher up in the results.
Interesting thought. Perhaps it's also very true.
Sure, some siteowners see a good amount of traffic from the other search engines, but it's quite revealing that most of them are finding the majority of the traffic coming from Google.
Forum discussion continues at DigitalPoint Forums.