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    SEO why only Google?

    People are giving All sort of info or advice based on google. but what about yahoo and bingo or other search engine. Why don't anyone bother with them?

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    Yahoo and Bing are almost insignificant with respect to how much traffic they can drive versus how much Google can drive. Google is the 800-pound gorilla.

    If your site ranks well in Google, it will likely rank well in Yahoo and Bing. There really aren't any other search engines in the global market that are worth focusing on. Some countries have their own search engines that do a good job competing with Google in the local market, such as Yandex in Russia and Baidu in China, but none of the local search engines compete well on a worldwide basis.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    You should always try ranking better in google, yahoo and bing are not as big as google.
    A site that is ranked high on bing will not be as successful as a site ranked high.

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    Well the quick answer is because a lot more people are using Google to search rather then Yahoo or Bing. So by ranking with google as your priority then you should in fact see more traffic. check out ( compete dot com ) to get some in depth information on the 3. Hope this has helped.

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    But it has been found that people using bing tend to actually click on the results much more than google!
    So work for bing also, as that is bringing more results than google.
    Check your own site stats!
    See where the traffic is coming from.
    Too many webmasters just do not check and continue going only with google.
    And too many go on forums and just say, go with google.

    You might be surprised exactly what search engines are sending you traffic!

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    I agree with you iowadawg. Topdogger you're right but ignoring it completely won't be a good idea.
    Quote Originally Posted by iowadawg View Post
    But it has been found that people using bing tend to actually click on the results much more than google!
    So work for bing also, as that is bringing more results than google.
    Check your own site stats!
    See where the traffic is coming from.
    Too many webmasters just do not check and continue going only with google.
    And too many go on forums and just say, go with google.

    You might be surprised exactly what search engines are sending you traffic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raees View Post
    Topdogger you're right but ignoring it completely won't be a good idea.
    There really isn't anything to ignore because neither Yahoo or Bing use ranking factors that are significantly different than Google. Like I said, if your site ranks well in Google, it will likely rank well in Yahoo and Bing.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    I agree with the statement above, from Iowadawg...

    It is good to focus in on Google, as thats the big gun still, and also what clients tend to want to use as a metric to measure success with (although in truth, it is good to use other metrics too!)

    I would track results across both engines (big G, and Bing) - Don't worry so much about Yahoo, as with Microhoo these days, once you get a decent Bing ranking, in theory, Yahoo should really follow!

    I also agree that folks regurgitate what they hear everywhere else, and just say 'Google is all that counts' - Whilst I know why they say this, any, and I mean ANY, online marketing strategy that relies on a single source of traffic, is, to some extent, unstable in the long term.

    Whilst we are at it, don't just focus on search! - Go with social too - and I don't JUST mean social for the sake of rankings (although that can be valid, if done properly!), I mean try to engage with folks on social networks - get active, ask questions, answer questions - get involved...

    So, to flip your question on it's head (it's easier to answer that way!) -

    Question:
    SEO - Why NOT only Google?

    Answer: Because a website that gets traffic from Google, Bing, Q&A sites & forums (NOT by spamming them!) and also Social avenues, is a hell of a lot more stable and secure in the long run, than one that just replies on Google

    To throw an analogy in, I like to climb (although too busy most times these days!), and when I climb outdoors, I always like to put anchor points in the rock as often as possible - multiple anchor points are safer, and if one fails, there is less chance I will drop to my death! - Same with your traffic - multiple sources = safer life (of your website, that is!)



    Quote Originally Posted by iowadawg View Post
    But it has been found that people using bing tend to actually click on the results much more than google!
    So work for bing also, as that is bringing more results than google.
    Check your own site stats!
    See where the traffic is coming from.
    Too many webmasters just do not check and continue going only with google.
    And too many go on forums and just say, go with google.

    You might be surprised exactly what search engines are sending you traffic!

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    The reason that you might ignore SEO for Bing is that they tend to reverse engineer the Google results. It also seems to me that Bing is much weaker in terms of spam filters. So, they rely more on authority sites than Google.

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    Internet marketers are not ignoring other search engines. They are mainly just focusing their marketing efforts for Google. It's just that Google has more strict rules and you have to spend extra effort to gain popularity in Google. Spend more time in marketing in Google and the rest is for other search engines.

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