“Internet users are doing far fewer searches for sex and pornography and more for e-commerce and business than they were seven years ago, University of Pittsburgh and Penn State researchers say in a new book.
‘Twenty percent of all searching was sex-related back in 1997; now it’s about 5 percent,’ said Amanda Spink, the University of Pittsburgh professor who co-authored Web Search: Public Searching of the Web with Penn State professor Bernard J. Jansen. ”
– I loved the title of this one and was hoping it would validate my feeling that .com was on a comeback but the time periods mentioned are too long. I would be more interested in differences over the last two years rather then the last seven. The article does seem to validate the use of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) on websites since it points out that most people will only look at the first page of results and are, well, lazy. -ed.