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Using SAGA | Yingbook to Boost Traffic

  1. jacharless profile image82
    jacharlessposted 4 years ago

    SAGA, you mean the video game console? No, silly. SAGA, Search Alliance Global Algorithm.
    What is SAGA? It is the completed merger between Yahoo and Microsoft Bing Search Engines for a global audience.
    What does it encompass? Content, Images, Videos, Links that are considered Market-friendly.
    What does it focus on? Primarily socially active UGC [User Generated content] that is well formed and offers a quality experience to serfers of information.

    Many are addicted to one engine. But, if you have read the news lately will take special note of the 2:1 favor of SAGA | Yingbook, over the other guy. Bing popularity has soared, in part, because of this merger, which took nearly two years to complete. It was not a matter of moving one algo to another server. No, no. It was the building of a practically brand new algo {for the 21st century versus 1995} to insure a Modern, Progressive method of providing search results to the world.

    The submission guidelines are quite simple with several points to take special note of:

    a. Original and unique content of genuine value.
    b. Pages designed primarily for humans, with search engine considerations a secondary concern.
    c. Hyperlinks intended to help people find interesting, related content, when applicable.
    d. Metadata (including title and description) that accurately describes the contents of a web page.
    e. Good web design in general

    A very key point is it takes a month {4-6 weeks to be thoroughly indexed to the global audience.
    Using Social Search, or sharing specifically on Facebook can increase link relevance, so long as content not overly linked.

    Since, at the moment, Hubbers do not have authorization to submit sitemaps, you can still submit URLS to the engine.
    When submitting the URLS, be sure to follow the guideline exactly:
    No more than 10 links per day // 50 links per month.

    Bing WMT Guidelines
    Info on SAGA

    We can only hope that our fearless champions of the digital publishing industry, who preside over this site, will integrate Bing Measures and elevate publications to a whole new level. Interim, broaden your scope of visibility using the aforementioned.

    James.

    1. livewithrichard profile image86
      livewithrichardposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Absolutely right on about getting our content indexed in the up and comers and Bing is the next Big thing as they continue to gain market share while Google is just pissing on its bread and butter.

      Don't think HP is going to jump on this anytime soon as they are too vested in Google at the moment.  As individual hubbers it is up to us to make sure our content is indexed over there. And for those of us that have our own Blogs, it is important that our content be seen by as big an audience as can be and that happens by following the optimization guideline you suggested.

    2. WriteAngled profile image92
      WriteAngledposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Google might be corrupted, but I would sooner stay with a corrupted Google than have anything to do with a venture involving Microsoft.

      1. livewithrichard profile image86
        livewithrichardposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I hear what you are saying but it is just like saying I'd rather vote Democrat than Republican...  Google devours at the same rate as Microsoft... they incorporate and often outright steal ideas and technology.  They are nearly the exact same.

        1. JayeWisdom profile image94
          JayeWisdomposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Google is not doing us any favors (unless there are those among us who are paying for their ads), so I don't have any problem with trying SAGA. I cannot afford to spend my time researching and writing only to find my revenue dropping like a heavy stone in the water because of Google giving preference to their commercial "partners." I learned from many years in the corporate world that money does not generate any type of loyalty from corporations--ANY corporations!

          1. JayeWisdom profile image94
            JayeWisdomposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Lost my train of thought during that last sentence, apparently!  It should read: "I learned from many years in the corporate world that IT IS ONLY MONEY that generates any type of loyalty from corporations--ANY corporations!"  (I hope that makes more sense....lol

    3. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
      DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      (The game console, btw, was SEGA,...)

      1. Horatio Plot profile image85
        Horatio Plotposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        LOL! Saga is hols and insurance for oaps!

      2. jacharless profile image82
        jacharlessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Right. My bad. big_smile

  2. cdm2009 profile image84
    cdm2009posted 4 years ago

    I like your thinking jacharless! Yesterday I analyzed my hubs over on Bing and found that the majority were indexed but a few were not. So I submitted those not indexed yet for the robots to crawl.

  3. Doodlehead profile image81
    Doodleheadposted 4 years ago

    Okay--for the not-so-bright could you help me understand what you mean when you say Hubpages is vested in Google?   If Google just slammed their whole sight.....why would they not be wanting to hook up with Bing and Yahoo?  Seriously...I do not understand.  Please explain.

    1. jacharless profile image82
      jacharlessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      HP, to my knowledge, was the Case Study for Ad Sense. They have strong ties via the Yield Build program, aka Hub Premium Ad displays, as well as being a DoubleClick Partner.

      Apart from this, I do not know that HP has a direct relationship with Google. But, indirectly, as a revenue partner, who is driving the vast majority of ads, and traffic, it makes some sense why SAGA//Ying has not been widely encouraged site-wide. It would interrupt the current flow. Although SAGA/Ying offers excellent revenue programs and search marketing for Advertisers and Publishers alike and very honed SERP.

      James.

    2. livewithrichard profile image86
      livewithrichardposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Beyond what James says above, when HP makes tweaks to the site they are catering to Google search.  You always here them say "Google wants this" "Google doesn't like this" "Panda" "Penguin" etc... you never once heard them mention what Bing wants and the reason is pretty clear and necessary for today's searchers where the vast majority of them use Google.  HP does this because Google is a huge part of their overall revenue model.  They do use other ad networks, Ebay, and Amazon and they test other network models all the time.  But today, Google is the reigning king. 

      Tomorrow's searchers however may be using Bing and then sites like this will just have to adjust.  I think it is safe to say that if you optimize for what Google wants you will also be optimizing for what the other SE's want as well..  A good portion of Google users search while signed in to Google which will cater searches to your online behavior and provide results from those that you connect with in your Google+ circles over content that may be more relevant.  So, if you are using search for research it is best to use Google while signed out, unless you consider those in your circles to be authorities in their niche.

      1. jacharless profile image82
        jacharlessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Precisely. The Search curve is already happening.
        Most are not aware several new search engines have been developed based on historical material of Google, Bing, Yahoo, Wiki, Directory, Lycos, AOL, etc. The vast majority of "old skool" search engines have altered their focus from informational gateway's to products -ranging from adverts to apps -even hardware~software combos.

        Two years ago, when I had delved heaviest of all into programming, was approached by several start-ups with an idea about a social search system. Most were laughed at by The Valley. Not so much anymore. Bing took the high road, imo, and pulled Yahoo -there biggest competitor and who has a strangle hold on user generated content in a massive variety of niche markets- into what is the 2nd generation SoSe. The first generation SoSe went by the name GeoCities. In fact, GeoCities was the first "Facebook" type social network directly connected to a search engine..

        James

        1. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
          DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I guess I'm sort of from the "old school'" days...I remember Lycos; Aurora; Northern Lights; GeoCities, and a few others that are probably no longer extant....from the days before Google was even a ... umm... well, I was going to refer to a 'certain' kind of dream...but probably against HP rules of decorum....   lol

          1. JayeWisdom profile image94
            JayeWisdomposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            You made me laugh, Lizzy....Lots of truth in what you say....

          2. Horatio Plot profile image85
            Horatio Plotposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Ahhhh! Northern Lights. Remember searching on Google or Northern Lights.

          3. jacharless profile image82
            jacharlessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            lol lol

  4. Rosie2010 profile image82
    Rosie2010posted 4 years ago

    Thanks for the info, James.  You're my new hero now.  Your suggestions are really very helpful and informative.  I'm getting more traffic from Bing and Yahoo recently than ever before.  So, even if my traffic from the big G has not recovered from the Penguin slap, my overall traffic is staying afloat because of Bing and Yahoo.  So, I will definitely follow your suggestion.  James, you rock! smile

    1. jacharless profile image82
      jacharlessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Why, thank you.

  5. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    In any event,  my reaction is, a là Charlie Brown,  "Aaarrrrggghhhhh!"   More  things to keep track of and work to do!  I'm already on information overload, here!!

  6. WriteAngled profile image92
    WriteAngledposted 4 years ago

    Less than 5% of my traffic comes from Bing and Yahoo combined.

    1. livewithrichard profile image86
      livewithrichardposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Currently  Google provides me with 21% of my traffic, Yahoo 17%, Bing 14%, Social networks 14%, Hubpages search 12%, and the rest is from referral traffic from a variety of sources.  This all tells me that my content is not doing as well on Google as it is on other sites considering the market share of Google.

    2. LucidDreams profile image82
      LucidDreamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      WriteAngledI agree that not much search comes from Yahoo or Bing. At the same time, nothing lasts forever. I would just say, keep an opened mind and roll with the punches.

      As publishers, we have to look out for ourselves, anything that may be a potential benefit is always worth investigating.

 
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