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Is it Bad to Get Almost All Traffic from Google?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by BigMarcusStud, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. BigMarcusStud

    BigMarcusStud Senior Member

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    Okay, so I'm getting most of my traffic from Google with very little from Yahoo and Bing. Obviously, this is because of bad rankings on Yahoo and Bing.

    The question is, is this bad? Do I need to focus my SEO on Yahoo and Bing as well?

    If yes, what are your proven strategies to increase ranking on these minor league search engines?
     
  2. zivmaymon

    zivmaymon Regular Member

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    you can reffer some of it to me :) but don't be too bothered by that,since the "cake" of search is pretty much %50 G and %25 Y/B each, it's normal.
     
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    Focus on your Google ranking. Once you are where you are at, begin it again, but instead for the others. Usually With a high google ranking you'll place a decent spot in bing/yahoo.
     
  4. azolia

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    When u have a 'good' ranking , start to find another way to drive traffic . GG is good but as every1 said ' put eggs to many baskets '
     
  5. cbnoob

    cbnoob Senior Member

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    it's not bad but not the best. Rely on one source of traffic is like put all eggs in one basket,which is a risky thing.
     
  6. KeijoKala

    KeijoKala Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Now it isn't bad. I always target my seo to google, because its the king of the search engines. Bing and Yahoo rankings will follow in no time.
     
  7. 75INZ

    75INZ Regular Member

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    When was the last time you heard someone say "I dunno, Yahoo it"

    No, it's not bad at all.
     
  8. DamageX

    DamageX Elite Member

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    The only bad thing about it is that if you lose your Google rankings then you're up shit creek without a paddle.
     
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    just stay for google ranking. coz if u opt for yahoo or bing u may loose ur google ranking.
     
  10. peterbruce

    peterbruce Supreme Member

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    Just watch your google rankings or you could be in trouble.
     
  11. aStroke

    aStroke Regular Member

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    No it's definitely not bad. However, some people hate having all of their income dependent on one thing. If you're not doing anything "blackhat" (<--:rolleyes:) in Google's eyes, you should have nothing to worry about.
     
  12. DamageX

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    Yeah, tell that to the thousands of "whitehat" site owners, who got their balls crushed by Panda. :sgrin:
     
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    it's nice to have traffic from google, but depending on google is like walking through mine field, one wrong step and you are fuc*ed up
     
  14. zebrahat

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    Mix it up, before something or other creates a Google backlash that guts your business, as warned above. Don't ignore G, but relying on it as the sole source of traffic is unbalanced. Use social bookmarking, social media, mobile marketing, offline tactics, mass submits of articles, etc, to get you traffic whether Google is being good to you or not. Call it your rainy day traffic bank.