Most of my traffic from search engine used to come from Google. However, over the past month, my Hubs are getting more hits from Bing and Yahoo instead. In doing SEO research, I generally try to play to Google, so I'm uncertain concerning the reasons for this change in statistics. Does anyone else have any insights?
I'm seeing more bing as well, Marie. But it's not significant. Google doesn't send us searchers anymore after the Panda hit. So maybe we'll see other search engines pick up the slack. I just wish it was more substantial. Maybe in time.
Edit: I just checked again, Marie, and it's organic traffic from yahoo and msn, too. Very strange, never seen this a lot before. But very good. Let's pray for more.
Thanks for the feedback, Jan. Yeah, I'll be keeping an eye on things moving forward. I wish it were a bit easier to figure out the "whys and wherefores" of SEO. Have upped the visuals on my Hubs with more original photos, and I know that Bing markets as being a visual search engine. Wonder if this has anything to do with the reason for more hits from there these days? Hmmm . . .
I have seen a little bit of traffic from Bing and Yahoo search.
Finding this thread made me think a bit about the possibility that it could be important to optimize for Bing and Yahoo traffic. It's another aspect of not putting all of your eggs in one basket, and I'm finding out this applies not only to how many sites on which you publish your writing but to search engines as well, because I lost a bit of traffic after the last Panda update. If I'd been getting some traffic from Bing, it might be less devastating to lose traffic from Google. Someone told me awhile back that he concentrates more on Bing for traffic; and I came across this too, which is interesting: http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/shoul … nd-bing-ht
That article talks about looking at the demographics of those who use Bing and Yahoo in considering how to target your audience. Also, you can use Bing's Webmaster Tools; they have a keyword tool and data on how people are reaching your pages--what keywords led them to your pages. Here's more on how to use their Webmaster Tools: http://www.bing.com/webmaster/help Here's some stuff on Yahoo https://help.yahoo.com/kb/index?page=to … OP_WEBMSTR
Though Google is used by the majority of searchers, those using Bing and Yahoo still amount to millions of people. So, it's something to think about.
Thanks, Nate! I hope to have the time to review the information from these links soon. I haven't focused on Bing or Yahoo in the past because they are such a small part of the market, but it looks as though they might be something worth looking into now.
Yes, I've always felt they were too small to bother with, to be honest. I did experiment a few months ago with Bing's keyword tool, which is based on Bing searches, and, to tell you the truth, the article I wrote using it hasn't gotten a lot of traffic yet. But that was just one try. I played around with it earlier today, might try writing some articles with the results. Might also see if there is some way to determine what to write from other factors like demographics of Bing users.
I think everyone needs to take a deep breath and not get discouraged. Google robots may think that so much content was added at once that it was spam. I'm hoping the next Panda will straighten this all out.
My discouragement is that October through December was always my big earning time. It is down the drain this year. My website might make up for part of this. It wasn't hit and is doing well.
I hope they do a new Panda soon!!!
I may be all wrong about my analysis and a new Panda won't help. If I check out keywords for my main niche, there are new users here from Squidoo that are placing better on Google pages than I am. That may be the problem - too many pages with the same keywords and Google will only place one on the first two pages from a site.
My oddball hubs are doing fine.
Since 2010, Yahoo search has been powered by what is now called Microsoft's Bing search engine. In other words, there is no Yahoo search engine.
Traffic sent from Yahoo is sent using Bing search results. What this means is, if you are targeting the Bing search engine, this covers all searches made from the Yahoo site as well.
I think I had heard something about this. However, I am still getting different stats from Bing and Yahoo. Any idea why?
Yes, this is an issue I've been thinking about because they are still two separate search engines; and the demographics of people who use each one is different. They are owned and operated by the same company but it is still possible to use the two search engines separately.
The stats from Yahoo are from people finding your Hub by using the search box on Yahoo.com. The stats from Bing are from people finding your Hub by using the search box on Bing.com. The search results on both are delivered by Bing.
I attempted to google the hub that was the most success on Squidoo by entering the title and the word Hub Pages into the Google URL. What returned as number one in Google was a page
'Parade of Paper Houses Hubpages Francistown,Botswana' with what looked like porn ads at the top. Apparently, my Google standing has been hijacked or usurped I am getting a few hits from Bing and such. I wonder if this kind of thing is a systemic problem.
I'm still getting the most traffic from Google, but I think Bing is second. I actually had a -1 from Yahoo, whatever that means.
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