With the exception of the UKs Guardian much of the media has left the Snowden affair well alone, either through political pressure or lack of exclusive. The story, however, hasn’t gone unnoticed by the American and European consumer. Alexa, the Amazon owned website ranking company, shows the number of page views to Googles various international sites significantly down over the last month.
Google.co.uk (United Kingdom): -21.7%
Google.fr (France): -25.05%
Google.de (Germany): -14.58%
Google.es (Spain): -24.16%
Google.be (Belgium): -21%
Google.com.br (Brazil): -6.65%
Google.nl (Netherlands): -14.27%
Google.co.ve (Venezuela): -13.37%
Google.it (Italy): -20.67 [Added 12:08 11/07/2013, London]
These figures are correct as at 12:37 10/07/2013 (London).
Whether this will result on any impact on the bottom line and is temporary remains to be seen but the online consumer seems to be at least trying StartPage and DuckDuckGo, and possibly many of the other alternatives this blog has highlighted in the wake of Prism.
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