Ranking Search Engine Specialists Friday 7 December 2001 PDF Print A survey by Web 4 Marketing, the internet marketing consultants, has identified which UK search engine specialists offer the best chance of top rankings to their clients by analysing the visibility of their own sites on the internet. Web 4 Marketing checked the nine major UK search engines for each of two relevant key phrases: “search engine submission” and “search engine optimization” and found the top ten companies listed by each. Out of 175 top positions possible, five companies clearly performed better than their rivals with 18% of the total. MediaCo came first with MakeMeTop and Spannerworks tying for second place, Receptional was fourth and Broadcaster a close fifth. “Around 90% of surfers use one of the major search engines to find the sites they need,” said Stephen Orr of Web 4 Marketing, “so every commercial website must aim to come in the top 30 of the relevant results – any lower they will not be seen. The top 10 positions are ideal because they appear on the first page. “The problem is that most searches come up with hundreds of results. So, achieving a top position is a competitive sport, particularly for the search engine specialists themselves, since they cannot all be in the top 30 and yet their business depends on it.” - Ends - Note to editors: Full survey data is available at www.web4marketing.co.uk/seo_suppliers.htm Web site addresses of top five: www.media.co.uk www.makemetop.co.uk www.spannerworks.co.uk www.receptional.com www.broadcaster.co.uk Issued by: Stephen Orr; Web 4 Marketing (UK) Ltd; 16 The Vineyard; Richmond TW10 6AN; Tel: 020 8948 1022; Email: email@example.com; Web: www.web4marketing.co.uk This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Web 4 Marketing in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.