Question: Why are there such a differences between bing and Google search results – does bing really count
Answer: Generally speaking, I find that Bing actually follows Google quite nicely. Across a range of keywords, you will see Bing and Google in pretty good agreement in terms of returned results. Bing does tend to be much slower at indexing, and seems less sensitive to the on page dynamics such as focused TITLES, etc., tending to prefer home pages.
I haven’t spent a lot of thought time on Bing, however, because it is such a tiny fraction of inbound searches. For most of my clients, we are in the <10% range of inbound searches for Bing… So it’s an after thought.
It’s Facebook that Google worries about; it’s social media that really is the No. 2 concern of most marketers, such as Yelp, Google Places, etc.
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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