Donnamedia announced the top 20 popular search related sites by page views in Japan for the month of January 2013.
- Yahoo Search
- Google Japan
- Infoseek Rakuten
- Naver Matome
- All About
It also reports that Yahoo search had 6.1% increase in page view, and Google Japan had 7.4% increase in page view month-over-month.
Naver Matome, which ranked in #14, is a popular CGM web curation service started in 2009. According to Nielsen NetView
Earlier this month, Yahoo! Japan came out with new search box with simpler design. While it doesn’t look much different from the older version, the new design was put together through various trials and tests over a year from colors, sizes, and textures, hoping to provide better search experiences no matter what devices the searchers use. The search menus above the search box were left untouched to avoid the confusions when using the search options.
New Yahoo Japan Search Box
Old Yahoo Japan Search Box
Yahoo Japan has been testing the search results display by mixing some of the Google’s search results for some time. Now, Yahoo Japan’s search results is identical to Google’s search results in many cases if you use Chrome browser. In other words, depending on which browser you use, you get different search results in Yahoo Japan right now. (See Yahoo JP results in Chrome vs. FireFox and Google JP results for the same keyword.)
Since Yahoo Japan and Google Japan announced its plan for search service tie-up (both organic search and PPC services) in July, the search business partnership has been getting much of the attention and some