Nielsen Online: Microsoft and Yahoo! sites compared

Nielsen Online made a quick comparison of some of the main features of Microsoft & Yahoo services — “Unique audience includes anyone who visited the site at least once during the month, and anyone who visited the site more than once was not counted again.” The purpose of this little exercise was not to show trends, or […]

Nielsen Online made a quick comparison of some of the main features of Microsoft & Yahoo services — “Unique audience includes anyone who visited the site at least once during the month, and anyone who visited the site more than once was not counted again.”

The purpose of this little exercise was not to show trends, or make comparisons to other sites/properties, but just to get a bit of a handle on where the two companies sit in relation to each other, and what a potential joining of forces might mean.

For clarity, here's the February raw numbers, supplied by Nielsen:

SiteFeb-08
MSN Homepage46,093,000
Yahoo! Homepage65,832,000
MSN/Windows Live Messenger23,862,000
Yahoo! Messenger21,763,000
MSN/Windows Live Search42,082,000
Yahoo! Search55,312,000
MSNBC Digital Network34,013,000
Yahoo! News35,274,000
Windows Live Hotmail39,616,000
Yahoo! Mail58,657,000

Source:→ Liveside

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