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I love it… more estimation error for Internet stats

From John Battelle’s must-read blog: Fun Stats for The Holiday.

He has the following image, which tells you how 3 different providers of stats give you crazy different numbers:

Who’s really right?? We’ll probably never know. It would be great, of course, to see Alexa’s take on this, but I think comScore/NNR/Hitwise in this case is actually counting searches specifically, rather than just raw pageviews.

For people that are interested anyway, here’s the Alexaholic comparison of Google+Yahoo+MSN+Ask+AOL, which shows a HUGE bias towards Yahoo (albeit declining) and MSN and Google duking it out. As I mentioned before, this should be taken with a grain of salt:

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