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Bing Now Controls 1/3 of Organic Search

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ThopHayt, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. ThopHayt

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    I'm ranking higher on bing for my keywords, but I don't feel those 1/3 at all...
     
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  3. Sekundar

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    I still don't get much traffic from Bing and Yahoo
     
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    have few US traffic sites - just only Google, maybe 3-5% Bing
     
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    1/3 sounds like BS based on how much traffic i get.
     
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    I wonder what % of search is controlled through mobile utilities like Apple Search.
     
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    Me neither. Maybe I should get into it, tho.
    Maybe it's better because there's not much competition like on Google.
     
  8. ThopHayt

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    One of my sites gets nearly 50% of their sales from Bing converted traffic. It depends on the niche, and the demographic. But in general I feel Bing is only going to grow in importance. I don't think that a 60/40 split is at all impossible within the next 5 years. And honestly, truly I assume that the day will come that Google controls less than 50% of internet traffic in general. That isn't saying Bing will control 50% ever, but the pie will be broken up between more avenues soon, especially with Facebook and Apple getting into the market more and more.
     
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    This stat is for US and not global. There have ways more paid adds in yahoo and bing than in google - almost each search in yahoo I see full page with adds and the organic results comes under them (invisible without scroll down) and this is the reason you will never see organic traffic from yahoo/bing for some niches.
     
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    I always thought that BingYahoo holds aroung 5-15% and the rest is headed by a big G!
     
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    Wew, me neither.
     
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    With edge browser and cortana integrated on windows 10 they will have access to large data and it will help them to improve their search algorithm, so more quality. Then more people will use it.
     
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    Google still continues to make us feel like its the only way to get converting traffic.
     
  14. imserious

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    The only problem with ComScore results is that it does not take into account mobile search
    which has surpassed desktop search in 2014.

    So, Bing is gaining but with mobile search making further gains over desktop search,
    I think only Facebook can take on Google (Only FB has as much reach as Google on mobile).

    Apple is unlikely to make any dent in the search market as they make money from hardware
    and their market share is less than 20%.

    Google secured their future by giving Android for almost free.
     
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    I do rank higher in Bing but can't see much of a traffic. However the traffic might based on certain keywords?
     
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    33%...LMFAO!!!!

    Just checked 3 of my sites...Google is 94% of the traffic on each site.

    I think searchengineland has been playing around in the VR machine for too long again!
     
  17. ja1myn

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    Good news since my sites rank pretty decently without even trying in Bing.
     
  18. kyescontent

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    Does Cortana display a bing results page, or bypass it?
     
  19. Mikaelo

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    People underestimate the traffic that Bing drives, even after only submitting sitemaps for a few of my websites they are getting a few clicks via Bing!
     
  20. Reaver

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    It was actually pretty smart of MS to give away Windows 10 for free. Yes, they are losing a lot of money, but one of the things they're gaining is insight into what people search for on the Internet.

    Right there on the bar is a "search the web and Windows" search function. I mean who wouldn't use that? It's RIGHT THERE. So now they get to improve their search engine for free, collect data for free, sell data for free - and we call that making money on the back end.

    ...Or just...making money. I don't...Yeah, OK. So anyway 33% of US traffic sounds about right. Just about. I would think 25%, but it does depend. I know that it will increase given the fact that MS is integrating Windows 10 across multiple platforms. I mean you can hook your Xbox up to it. More and more people are going to be using Bing without them even having it push it on people, because the thought of convenience outweighs the fact that they're spying on you and recording your data to use for their own evil purposes. But then again, what company isn't?

    TL;DR: 33% may be a stretch but Windows 10 integration is only going to increase Bing's share of search on the internet. Although it still may not hold the power of Google or FB in certain niches.