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Canadian Internet Marketing Resources

I gave a talk about marketing for Canadian real estate investors this week, focusing on internet marketing. Given that I work as an SEO, it’s a topic I know a bit about, so combining internet marketing and real estate investing was a pretty good fit.

Here are some of the resources I promised people.

Canadian Search Engine Market Share

Hitwise is finally publishing Canadian-specific search engine statistics. You can see their full press release here.

Google Receives 80 Percent of Canadian Searches in April 2009
Search Engines, Social Networking and Entertainment top visited categories in Canada
New York, NY May 27, 2009 – Hitwise, an Experian company, announced today that Google search properties accounted for 80.17 percent of all Canadian searches conducted in the 12 weeks ending April 25, 2009. MSN search properties, Yahoo! search properties and Ask search properties received 8.84 percent, 7.34 percent and 2.75 percent, respectively. The remaining 41 search engines in the Hitwise Search Engine Analysis Tool accounted for 1 percent of Canadian searches.

Percentage of Canadian searches among leading search engine providers

Domain

April 2009

Google search properties

80.17%

MSN search properties

8.84%

Yahoo! search properties

7.34%

Ask search properties

2.75%

Note: Data is based on 12-week rolling periods

Google Trends

Google’s Keyword Tool

Gmail (and how to use multiple addresses via Gmail)

Google Docs

Google Analytics

Google Webmaster Tools

WordPress.org (for install it yourself)

WordPress.com (which is simpler, but less powerful)

Netfirms (which also offers one-click WordPress.org installations)

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