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- Search query volume across the 5 engines picked up slightly in May (up 2.5% from April), driving small shifts in search market share.
- Google’s share of the search market declined by 0.2ppts, although its query volume increased by 2.3%.
- While Microsoft’s share of the search market declined by 0.1ppt, the growth of Yahoo! by 0.5ppts resulted in an increase for Bing Powered engines M-O-M.
- Yahoo! experienced the largest growth in queries, driving a 0.5ppt M-O-M increase in share.
- All 5 engines saw slight increases in the number of unique visitors from April to May except for AOL which remained flat.
Here’s an interesting look at Netflix’s growing popularity from Canaccord Genuity analyst, Heath Terry.
He shows uniques to Netflix have been growing at an impressive rate in the last few quarters. Impressively, they’re above Hulu which is primarily a free service.
As uniques grow, it follows that subscribers are growing. Terry estimates that subscriber a 70% increase in subscribers for Q2 2011 as compared to the same period a year ago based on looking at the data.
In 2010, attendance in Major League Baseball was down for the third straight year. And early indicators suggest that 2011 will just be more of the same.
If we look at every team and what their attendance was after the same number of home games a year ago, we see that attendance is down 1.9 percent. That doesn’t seem that bad. But at this pace it would be just another step in continuing trend.
But more importantly, we can now see that some teams are suffering much more than others.
So far in 2011, five teams are down at least 10 percent in attendance from the same point a year ago. And one of those teams (Tampa Bay) has a winning record.
But attendance isn’t down everywhere. The Blue Jays and Rangers are both up more 30 percent from a year ago.
And also keep in mind that we are dealing with percentages here, not absolute numbers. It is much easier for the Blue Jays to achieve a 44.3 percent increase when they were only averaging 15,000 fans per game at this point last year than it would be for the Yankees who were averaging 45,000 in 2010.
Data through Wednesday. Data via ESPN.com and Baseball-Reference.com