YouTube most popular Google site in MEA
Study by comScore finds that Google sites had more than 70 million unique visitors in just one month from Middle East and Africa
YouTube is the most popular Google site in the Middle East and Africa with more than 40 million unique visitors from the region, according to research firm comScore.
In figures revealed to itp.net, comScore found that 88.2% of internet users from Middle East and Africa visited Google sites including YouTube, Picasa, Blogger, Gmail, Google Maps and Orkut atleast once in July, racking up more than 70.7 million unique visitors from the region alone.
While YouTube is the most popular Google site in MEA with more than 40.7 million unique visitors, Blogger comes in second with 21 million, followed by Gmail at more than 10 million.
The study also found that 89% of all the searches conducted on the internet in MEA during July were done on Google sites.
Middle Eastern countries however are not considered one of the top markets for Google usage. The company does its best in Brazil where 29.8% of the total time spent online is on Google sites, with India slightly lower at 28.9%.
Google sites are ranked as the most visited internet property in the world - nearly one out of every ten minutes a person spends online is spent on a Google site.