Other information included on the homepage is company information, news, pricing plans, employment and contact information. Australian Search Engine Introduction Although the internet is globally accessible, the majority of its users reside in the more developed Email Database nations where computer usage is most common. Australia has a high percentage of computer usage which resulted in increased usage of the internet and development of search engines. The Australian population is currently 20,141,793 (34) with 10,600,000 (35) computer users. Of which 9,240,000 (24) have internet access.
History of Web Wombat As computers were being integrated into Australian businesses and homes, companies, such as Web Wombat, began to develop search engines to Email Database make information more accessible to Australians and the world. As the internet grew and Email Database more pages began to be indexed, Web Wombat turned its focus inward on Australia (36). This strategy proved to be very successful as evident by the fact that today Web Wombat's spiders crawl the web for new sites to add to its already vast cache of 100,000,000 web sites, making it Australia's leading search engine (37).
Homepage of Web Wombat Web Wombat indexes and stores a tremendous amount of information and the way in which they chose to present it is slightly different than other search engines. The lay out of Web Wombat's home page is initially dominated by Email Database advertisements. To the left of the home page there is a box titled "Premium links" which are not organized in any specific order. An example of this is the fact that, of the twenty one listings within the box, there are three separate links to car rental sites, two to hotels, and miscellaneous links to things such as online dating.