Maybe Google’s Not Becoming a Portal?

Last week at SES NY, new comScore data on universal search showed that Google was sending more traffic to its own properties than it had been in the past. That led some people (including me) to wonder if that meant Google was becoming more like a portal than a search engine.

But that data appears to miss the larger picture, where Google is sending even more traffic to news sites than it does to Google News. In today’s SearchDay, “Is Google Not So Portal-Like After All?,” Greg Jarboe digs into the subject, and finds some surprising results.

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