On a Wednesday afternoon in mid-October, the top three most popular search terms on Google were “air traffic” and “airport.”
This week, traffic to those searches went up by a whopping 40 percent.
The trend in the world of search has been moving ever upward for years.
But Google has been slow to catch up, and the result is a huge amount of traffic, including huge spikes in the United States.
“This week, the number of traffic on Google’s search engine, Google.com, went up 42 percent,” wrote Matt Cutts, the founder of the search engine optimization company Optimizely.
“That was more traffic than the number that logged on for the week of November 15-17.”
And if you are wondering what the hell this means for you, cut the traffic and you’ll see the biggest traffic spike in history.
“It’s a pretty significant number,” Cutts told ABC News.
“We’ve never seen this much traffic increase on a single day in history.”
“What we’re seeing now is a new wave of people who want to have access to the world’s largest search engine,” said Matt Barrows, vice president of search engine marketing at Google.
“They want to be able to go directly to the content they’re looking for.”
But it’s not just Google’s top search terms that are getting a boost.
According to the Google Trends blog, traffic on Yahoo’s search terms has increased more than 15 percent over the past two weeks, up from the same time period last year.
Yahoo has been making an effort to increase its online presence, as it did last year, when the company launched Bing.
But the traffic spike from Yahoo has now jumped to double digits.
This week’s Google Trends report has a lot of data to look at.
In this case, Google Trends is the platform that aggregates all the Google results on the web.
The search results can be searched for, and then the information that the user searches is then presented to the user.
That data is then used by search engines to create new, relevant search results.
It’s an approach that Google has tried to adopt in the past.
But with Google’s recent search trends, the platform has found itself outmatched.
“There’s an incredible amount of demand out there for search results on Yahoo,” said Michael McAfee, senior VP of search analytics at Yahoo.
“So we’re definitely seeing a surge of traffic to our search results in Yahoo.”
But how much traffic is Yahoo actually getting?
In a separate blog post, McAfee and Cutts said Yahoo is getting a disproportionate amount of Google’s traffic.
“Yahoo, with more than 200 million users, has more than doubled the amount of search traffic it got last year,” said Cutts.
“And we think Yahoo has more of the traffic now than it did a year ago.”
McAfee says that Yahoo’s growth is the result of the massive growth in its Yahoo.com domain.
“The site’s growth in terms of number of unique visitors is outpacing the growth of Google,” he said.
“We’re seeing a massive growth of Yahoo search traffic because we’ve been able to leverage our Yahoo.
com site and our Yahoo+ service to help Yahoo deliver high quality search results,” said McAfee.
Yahoo’s traffic has increased by 50 percent over last year alone.
In other words, Yahoo’s increased traffic is helping Google make more money from its search engine.
That’s a great thing, and McAfee says he’s not worried that Yahoo will be able continue to attract users to the site.
“I think Yahoo will continue to get more traffic and more visitors to its site,” said the search guru.
“Yahoo will continue be a dominant player in the search market.”
McSweeny and Barrows agree.
“Google has an incredible track record of delivering quality, high quality results, and Yahoo has an even better track record,” he wrote.
“I’m sure Google will continue its successful growth in the market.”
But as Google is trying to get ahead of the curve, other search engines have been trying to catch-up.
And now, a big company is taking a stand.
Google, which makes up about 50 percent of the world economy, is making a point to show the world that it is a world leader in search.
And that is why Google is taking steps to get people to search for content.
In the case of Yahoo, the company is using Bing as a platform to give its search partners a place to showcase their content.
“Bing has been a leader in providing quality, easy-to-use search to users around the world,” said Mark Gurman, chief technology officer at Bing.
“In partnership with Yahoo, Bing will be building a new set of tools to help users discover, find, and use relevant content.
This new search technology will help us further develop and support the global search ecosystem.”
Google is also using Bing’s search capabilities to help it create