“You expect to see Google at the top the of list in pretty much any search breakdown, followed distantly behind by Yahoo!. But would you, in any category, expect MSN to be outdone by MySpace? Online shopping just got a lot more social.
Hitwise reports that Google was the top US search engine driving traffic to the Shopping and Classifieds category of websites for the week ending August 26. Yahoo! sends waves of traffic that way to the tune of 4.69 percent. Though Hitwise puts MSN in third with 2.33 percent, it’s only because of the name of the category. The list was for search engines, not social networking sites. MySpace directed more traffic to the likes of eBay, Amazon and Craigslist than MSN, accounting for 2.53 percent of all US upstream visits.”