And the most popular on Yahoo?
This highlights an interesting trend. People are typing domain names into the search bar, rather than into the address bar.
“These statistics confirm an observable trend: An increasing percentage of surfers uses search engines (most likely through search bars) instead of their browser’s address bar. But interestingly, there is a contrary development. Large numbers of people ignore search engines entirely and type whatever they are looking for (plus .com) directly into the address bar“.
Branding is as important as ever. And it will get increasingly important in the crowded search space.