Question: How closely does SEO for Google correspond to results for Yahoo and Bing?
Answer: There are a couple issues of importance here. First, by every metric, Google is the overwhelming search leader. By some counts, as much as a 90% market share in markets like technology search. By most counts, at least a 60-70% market share. That said, there are no longer any main differences between Google and its followers.
What will work for Google will work for Bing. Yahoo is discontinuing its search, and outsourcing that to Google, so really you just have to worry about Google and Bing. There are some finer distinctions between Bing and Google, but generally focus on Google and Bing will follow.
You can also use Rank Checker by SEObook.com (the free tool) to compare / contrast your ratings on Google vs. Bing. They will vary, but over all – across most of your keywords, those who perform well on Google perform well on Bing.
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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