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Cuil – Latest Stats

Hi folks,

Following on from your suggestions, we have been keeping an eye on the usage stats for the new search engine Cuil. Unfortunately, we have been watching a quick decline rather than a steep ascent to success!

Despite an impressive start, stats for Cuil have been falling steadily. It’s unfortunate that the engine couldn’t capitalise on the initial interest it generated following widespread media coverage, and it remains to be seen if and how Cuil plans to tempt many disgruntled users back to the site as the index improves. It looks like the folks at Cuil have some tough work ahead of them.

In the meantime, please find below the latest stats for Cuil – these figures show the % of searches performed using Cuil relative to the total number of searches performed.

Globally US UK
Jul 29 0.10%
(1 in 1,000)
0.11%
(1 in 1,000)
0.19%
(1 in 500)
Jul 30 0.11% 0.12% 0.19%
Jul 31 0.08% 0.09% 0.10%
Aug 01 0.06% 0.07% 0.10%
Aug 02 0.05% 0.07% 0.09%
Aug 03 0.04% 0.04% 0.08%
Aug 04 0.03% 0.04% 0.06%
Aug 05 0.03%
(3 in 10,000)
0.04%
(1 in 2,500)
0.05%
(1 in 2,000)
Aug 06 0.03% 0.03% 0.05%
Aug 07 0.02% 0.03% 0.01%
Aug 08 0.02% 0.02% 0.01%
Aug 09 0.02% 0.03% 0.01%
Aug 10 0.01% 0.02% 0.01%

Note: This information is based on a total sample for the period of over 365 million page views globally.

95 Comments

  1. Unless there is some uniqueness or added value Cuil will not fly as a search engine. Google has 68% and yahoo another 25% of the searches. This doesn’t leave much for the other search engines. With that said, I would like to see someone give Google a run for their money.

  2. They must start to think of some value added!

    Why people will leave google and yahoo to use a new search engine? they must find something to be superior.

  3. i’m sure that has to be part of the problem.
    there’s a new one i’ve seen – a bit buggy at the moment – that flicks through websites like an ipod flicks through album covers. i can’t recall the name – but the future of web browsing, in my books!

  4. I just have tested Cuil.
    1) So, very poor base. I think it will take a lot of time to crowl all the web. Time will show.
    2) Uncomfortebl layout, site prevew taks too much space. Google and Yahoo is bater in this case. But, time will show )))

  5. such an ugly name – cuil – i’m sure that has to be part of the problem.
    there’s a new one i’ve seen – a bit buggy at the moment – that flicks through websites like an ipod flicks through album covers. i can’t recall the name – but the future of web browsing, in my books!

  6. Cuil just needed to bring two google employees to make it work… Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

    I find it funny when I type my sites address, I get nothing… even though under the search bar… it states…

    “Search 121,617,892,992 web pages”

    and their about page states:

    “Welcome to Cuil—the world’s biggest search engine. The Internet has grown. We think it’s time search did too.”

    If the world’s self proclaimed biggest search engine can’t even find a single URL that every other search engine finds… then I’d say they are lying.

    I don’t like it when people lie to me. It makes me distrust their credibility.

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