Ranking on Search Engines other than Google

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  1. lobobrandon profile image90
    lobobrandonposted 6 years ago

    I just realized that my Hubs get absolutely no views from Bing and Yahoo; however Google on the other hand still happens to send around 400 a day. Any idea why this is happening?

    One particular hub actually ranks extremely well on Google and gets me 50% of my traffic, I just searched for similar phrases on the other search engine and my hub is listed there, but doesn't feature in the top 10 pages! for even longer tail keywords...

    So, if at all any of you'll are successful in getting views from places other than Google, please do let me know what I could have done wrong smile I'm currently updating and modifying my hubs and I'm sticking to a few as I want to keep them updated rather than just go on writing - so, would want to modify them keeping in mind all possible sources.

    1. WorkAtHomeMums profile image86
      WorkAtHomeMumsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I get zero from anything other than google also. I'll be interested to see responses here.

  2. WryLilt profile image89
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago

    My top traffic sources:

    google.com   
    pinterest.com   
    google.co.uk   
    google.ca    224   
    google.com.au   
    wrylilt.hubpages.com   
    m.pinterest.com   
    m.facebook.com   
    facebook.com   
    community.babycenter.com   
    search.yahoo.com   
    google.co.in   
    bing.com   
    google.ie   
    google.com.ph   
    google.co.nz
    google.co.za
    ask.com

    I guess people are more likely to use Google than any other SE.

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yup mines pretty much the same but no mobile pinterest big_smile I've got around 200 views from yahoo (From the beginning - that's really low) and bing is totally nil...

    2. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Mine is similar to Wrylit's. I get traffic from Bing.com, Yahoo search, Ask.com and even some weird sources. I also get views from mobile sources as well.

      I guess it has to do with what people are searching for and where they do their searches.

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        When I write on other sites in the similar niche I get traffic from bing and yahoo, so was just wondering smile

    3. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Mine is somewhat similar as well, but the listing for my subdomain and for hubpages is higher.  I also get zero views from pinterest or facebook; perhaps I need to look into both and particularly pinterest.

  3. LeanMan profile image87
    LeanManposted 6 years ago

    Similar here, my Bing and Yahoo views are like an obscure Google countries views.

    Even where I know I rank for keywords in Bing and Yahoo I still get few visits because there just are not the users compared to good ole Google..

    It is actually a big worry, so people like wrylit who are able to leverage places like Pinterest are very definitely going the right way.

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The problem lies in the fact that we rely on a single source of traffic a problem there and Kaboom!

      1. LeanMan profile image87
        LeanManposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Hence pinterest and facebook.... we all need to learn how to drive traffic from the highest used sites!

        1. lobobrandon profile image90
          lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, I'm working on Pinterest atm and Facebook I'd have to rely on my users as I never share my own stuff on social networks especially FB as I wouldn't want to flood my friends with what I write.

  4. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    Bing and Yahoo send me most of my traffic; I hardly get any Google views.

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh sad But, how do you manage to do that? Google isn't on the charts for you and I know why. But, glad that you're getting something from the other places at least smile

      1. IzzyM profile image88
        IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Since I went through all my hubs and added internal links, I have seen a big increase in traffic from both Bing and Yahoo, so my guessing is they they like internal linking.

        I am talking about manually adding in-text links to another site, or even subdomain, that carries a detailed article about the word highlighted, especially when it is in reference to my own hub topic.

        On the other hand, all the hubs that have seen those increases from those search engines are older hubs. Newer ones still struggle to get traffic from these sources despite the internal linking.

        All of my other (newer) subdomains do well in Google, but hardly ever see traffic from Yahoo or Bing.

  5. SoManyPaths profile image59
    SoManyPathsposted 6 years ago

    "I guess people are more likely to use Google than any other SE."

    They are for now. But Google's latest reports were that paid ads were clicked 42% more. Webmasters and SEO'rs claim it is because Google has rigged the organic results to show less relevant searches while the paid ads are more relevant.

    I have personally monitored search results for 4 to 5 yrs and they are a lot worse now. I am using Bing more to search than ever. Bing has always been better for images, now organic search will be there too.

  6. Hollie Thomas profile image61
    Hollie Thomasposted 6 years ago

    I read a hub some time ago, and I can't remember who the author was, but he suggested that only aged articles rank on Bing. While I have noticed that I now receive a good few visits from Bing, it seems that it's only the older hubs which receive the traffic- Maybe there's something in what the hub author said.

    1. Jenn-Anne profile image85
      Jenn-Anneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I've noticed the same thing - when I get Bing and Yahoo hits they are almost always on my more seasoned hubs.

      1. IzzyM profile image88
        IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I take you have another subdomain, Jenn-Anne? None of your hubs are old!

        Anyway, I did notice the same thing and posted above. It is older hubs that seem to attract views from the other search engines - hubs are that are maybe a year or more old.

        1. Jenn-Anne profile image85
          Jenn-Anneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Um... no, actually I don't. You're right - my hubs really aren't that old. (I guess they just seem that way to me!)  Let me clarify my earlier statement by saying that it is the oldest of my not-very-old hubs that see Bing and Yahoo traffic. yikes)

          1. Jenn-Anne profile image85
            Jenn-Anneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            And let me further clarify my clarification by saying that isn't exactly the emoticon I was going for. Not sure how I did that but what I wanted was a winking smiley face.

            1. IzzyM profile image88
              IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              No worries smile I liked that emoticon you used!

          2. lobobrandon profile image90
            lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            big_smile

        2. lobobrandon profile image90
          lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks for the tip Izzy smile I do have a lot of internal linking already and may be I'd just have to wait for them to age - The sandbox on those search engines maybe?

  7. Hollie Thomas profile image61
    Hollie Thomasposted 6 years ago

    Something else I've discovered- it tends to be my gardening hubs or hubs about plants and preserving vegetables that also receive a fair bit of traffic from Bing and Yahoo. Odd.

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Good point, made me go back and check and my tomato hubs are the only ones that received traffic from Yahoo...

    2. Barbara Kay profile image91
      Barbara Kayposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hollie, I have lots of gardening hubs, both old and new. I still get barely any traffic from Bing and Yahoo. At one time I did, but now almost zilch. I'll have to look at yours and see if we do anything differently.

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
        Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Barbara,

        It's really interesting that you've noticed a decline in Bing traffic and some (myself and LB who are both relatively new to hubpages)  are noticing an increase for a particular genre. I wonder if Bing has also been doing algo tweeks of late.

        1. lobobrandon profile image90
          lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Correction Hollie, I did say my gardening hubs got traffic from yahoo. But it was just the 200+ in the start. Now it's 0! This past month I got just 10 from yahoo... yikes

          1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
            Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Mine have definitely  enjoyed an upward trend of late, I didn't get any traffic from Bing and Yahoo at the beginning. Wonder if they are tweeking their algo.

            1. lobobrandon profile image90
              lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Bing is up to some changes - I know that; but what - I don't know smile Google traffic is the usual and so I can't complain. Just trying to make it better though.

              1. IzzyM profile image88
                IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                I've noticed that both Bing and Yahoo send very intermittent traffic. They can 'promote' a hub to #1 and send you tons of traffic, but it only seems to stay there for a few days at most, then it all disappears. Then they will send tons of traffic to another hub, and the same pattern emerges.
                Odd!

                1. lobobrandon profile image90
                  lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  Hmm that's a crazy way to go

  8. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 6 years ago

    maybe we should check who's 'powered' by bing and yahoo to see where we need to be? would that help? hmm  smile just some thoughts.

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Izzy gets views from those places as she's already explained. But, a person who's getting consistent traffic from them? I'd love to hear from that person big_smile

 
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