Yahoo and Bing Suck For Traffic...

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Is it just me or does yahoo and bing suck for free search engine traffic? Im #1 in both search engines for a keyword that google says gets over 650K searches per month and I haven't got 1 visitor from either search engine from people typing in this keyword...

I'm still working on Google right and Im climbing every week.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
    In general, Yahoo and Bing (formerly MSN) have delivered less traffic to my sites but a higher percentage of buyers than Google has.
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  • Profile picture of the author Frankly
    When everybody only knows Google is best, who would like to check bing or yahoo that much as usual?
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  • Profile picture of the author JoshuaWriter
    I know they don't get hardly the amount of traffic that google gets but come on... you would think they get "some" visitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnyeo90
    I agree with you. I don't think Bing able to bring quality traffic. Goole is still the king of all traffic sources..cheers..
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  • Profile picture of the author Sleaklight
    In my case, people who come from bing and yahoo, convert much better than Google visitors. They come in less numbers but the conversions are better. A lot of oeople using Google are looking for freebies most of the time. Yes they buy, but not nearly as much as Yahoo or Bing users. Such is my experience with those visitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author MisterMunch
    If you are supposed to get 600.000 searches a month from Google, something is wrong.

    I agree that Yahoo and Bing has less traffic than google, but still you should se a lot of traffic from such a keyword.

    Have you done your keyword research in Exact mode? Are you sure you are on place one other datacenters and not just on your own computer?
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  • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
    My Yahoo traffic is much happier than Google traffic, percentage wise.

    There is a reason why a higher percentage of my Yahoo traffic makes a purchase.

    Think about it.

    When "somebody" buys a new computer for the home... the technophobic housewife isn't gonna change the homepage are they ... So?... she's gonna keep the homepage that the browser starts with... Therefore -

    Anyways...

    I just wanted to point out something in what you said:

    Im #1 in both search engines for a keyword that google says gets over 650K searches per month
    You are using Google keyword estimates for Yahoo and BING traffic???...

    Totally different demographic of peoples are using those search engines, most Google users will never even think about using the others...so why should the traffic numbers from Google be even remotely representative for the traffic at another engine?.

    I'm not saying the numbers are always totally opposite, or you shouldn't at least get some traffic if Google is giving such a high number.... but using Google estimates as a basis for Yahoo/BING traffic is a no-no for me.


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    • Profile picture of the author Aussie_Al
      In one of my niches I am currently #4 in BING for that keyword - I currently get 141 visitors a month from Bing

      Better than nothing but thankfully I am not relying on BING as my main traffic source

      I agree with the poster above - a lot of people use IE and Bing since it comes packaged with their home PC
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    • Profile picture of the author JoshuaWriter
      Originally Posted by JayXtreme View Post



      You are using Google keyword estimates for Yahoo and BING traffic???...

      Totally different demographic of peoples are using those search engines, most Google users will never even think about using the others...so why should the traffic numbers from Google be even remotely representative for the traffic at another engine?.

      Jay
      No i not using Google to to estimate yahoo and bing traffic, and actually, I haven't even been trying to rank high for yahoo and bing, that just happened as I was working on getting up in Google. Im just surprised that I haven't gotten any traffic from them.
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      • Profile picture of the author DeadGuy
        My experience is the same as others. Bing traffic is lower but converts at a much higher rate than Google. Wish I knew the reason...
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        You are making this work at home stuff way harder than it is. Ready for some sanity? Clear your head and start over.

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        • Profile picture of the author Elle Holder
          Those in the know, know this: Google may send you MORE traffic, but Yahoo and Bing send you BETTER traffic.

          So, assuming that you actually want to make money with your site, do your best to attract Yahoo traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Easiest Money
    I actually love Bing right now. Bing is so much easier to rank in, than google. As the one guy said, dont use Google estimator to see how much traffic Bing or Yahoo will bring you. Maybe Bing and Yahoo only get 100 searches a day for the same thing google get 650,000.

    The reason many keywords in Google are searched for alot is due to Googles suggestions, not because people are particularly looking for that exact wording.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Google receives the highest number of queries followed by Yahoo and then MSN. To get real traffic from Yahoo & MSN you need to be on the 1st o 3rd position.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mokai
    its common fact that they send less traffic however i find its conversions sometimes are better,
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  • Profile picture of the author Delta223
    i think internet newbs use yahoo and bing more often than google which would explain the higher conversion rate
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  • Profile picture of the author Underground SEO
    I also find the traffic that yahoo and bing send to be disappointing, a few sales come from these search engines but the bulk obviously comes from google.
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  • Profile picture of the author warriorkay
    Bing was doing well when it took over MSN,
    but sadly it now seems to be falling behind
    with every passing month. Is Google really
    "not" doing any evil?

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