npower, MoneySupermarket, uSwitch the most visible websites for electricity-related searches

London (PRWEB UK) 27 June 2013

New research from leading independent digital marketing agency, Greenlight, reveals electricity accounted for the majority – 29%, of UK consumer online searches for energy-related services made on mobile devices in April.

Energy Sector Report Issue 1, the first of the agencys new quarterly research covering this vertical, profiles the most popular Energy-related keywords consumers used on Google UK, for queries pertaining to dual fuel, gas, electricity and energy services. The research also reveals the most visible websites, brands and advertisers for those searches and the size of the potential online audience split by computers (laptops/desktops) and mobile devices (tablets & smartphones).

According to the report, in April, consumers made a total of 235,050 Energy-related queries online, 11% using mobile devices.

Electricity-related terms dominated mobile device searches, with the keyword electricity making up 40% of them. Electricity prices followed with 7% whilst london electricity and cheap electricity accounted for 5% of searches a piece.

npower was the most visible website on mobile devices for electricity-related searches, attaining a 53% share of visibility in natural search* whilst uSwitch was the most prominent advertiser in the paid listings** holding a comfortable 89% share of voice.

On laptops/desktops, Uswitch also secured top position in the paid listings for queries pertaining to electricity, commanding an 85% share of voice. However, in the organic listings, Moneysupermarket reigned supreme ahead of npower and Southern Electric, with a 57% share of visibility.

Other findings from Greenlights report found queries for energy-related keywords totalled 79,716 and accounted for the lions share of searches (35%), made on computers. The three most popular search terms were energy, energy comparison and compare energy prices. Combined, they made up 56% of searches for this sub-sector on laptops/desktops and 62% on smartphones & tablets.


Notes to Editors:

*Natural/Organic Search – Listings in search engine results pages that appear because of their relevance to the search terms

**Paid Media an Internet advertising model used on websites, in which advertisers pay their host only when their ad is clicked. With search engines, advertisers typically bid on keyword phrases relevant to their target market.

Greenlights Energy Sector Report Issue 1, profiles search behaviour in this sector. It assesses which websites, advertisers and brands are the most visible in Natural Search, Paid Media, and Social Media and hence have the greatest share of consideration when consumers go to Google UK to make searches pertaining to dual fuel, gas, electricity and energy. Computer (laptops/desktops) and Mobile Devices (tablets & smartphones) splits are given for each.

Greenlights research covers the following industries and sectors:



HOME GOODS – Home & Garden

CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES – Fashion Retail / Sports Retail

CONSUMER SERVICES – Online Dating / Entertainment

GAMING & GAMBLING – Online Gambling

FINANCE – Personal General Insurance / Life Insurance / Retail Banking

TRAVEL & HOSPITALITY Holidays / Hotels / Flights / Car Hire / Cruises


REAL ESTATE Property (Residential)



To arrange an interview or for further information about this report, Greenlights research portfolio or bespoke reports, please contact:

Krishna Rao

T: +44 (20) 3326 6232

E: krishna(dot)rao(at)greenlightdigital(dot)com

About Greenlight:

Greenlight is a leading independent digital marketing agency. With over 100 blue-chip clients including Santander, New Look, Sky and ghd, Greenlight is a leader in the digital marketing space, and is recognized worldwide for its commitment to delivering record ROI for its clients and investing in the future.

Greenlight is considered the premier thought leader in the sector publishing widely read industry reports, original research and speaking at trade events. Founded in 2001, Greenlight is headquartered in London, with offices in New York.



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