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Old 30th July 2009, 07:54 AM   #1
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Default Does Seo Means Optimization Only For Google..?

Google has made itself very popular as far as search engines are considered. It has become so popular that businesses that deal with SEO are much more concerned about performance on Google rather than other search engines.
So does that mean, we have to optimize our websites only considering Google?

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Old 30th July 2009, 08:19 AM   #2
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Our company does not focus our SEO efforts on search engines at all.

we focus on the user's experience, and high serps go hand in hand

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Old 30th July 2009, 11:30 AM   #3
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I was listening a story on NPR the other day regarding the recent merger of Yahoo & MSN. Regardless, Google has 60% - 70% of the search engine market. That should tell you something.

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Old 30th July 2009, 05:23 PM   #4
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I would say Yes! Google has a market share of almost 80% of the searches.

Besides, other search engines apparently takes what we do for Google.

I have not done SEO for other search engines and my website maintain first or second position in the other ones.

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Old 30th July 2009, 06:12 PM   #5
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Optimize your site for your target audience by providing (quickly) the info or product they are looking for, stick to Google's guidelines and you'll do well on all search engines... If there are any others

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Old 4th August 2009, 10:15 AM   #6
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Google is the 800lb Gorilla, so optimizing for this search engine will give you your best chance at capturing organic searches.

As long as you provide quality, relevant content with the proper keywords and don't try any black hat SEO you can be sure to survive any algorithm updates by the search engines and mergers. Ultimately search will get better and better at finding the most relevant content and weeding out the junk. Whether or not that happens through social networks or traditional search, only the best content websites will survive and rise to the top.

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Old 4th August 2009, 12:23 PM   #7
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I firmly do not agree with the statement that only the best content websites will rise to the top, I agree with a statement that goes like this: The top organic results go to the companies that have worked their tail off in the SEO department and have thrown a ton of money at companies like Merchant circle, prweb, digg, blog catalog, technorati, yahoo directory, yellow pages, etc. etc. There are a lot of companies out there paying Google for organic placement. PR Web is a great example. I can do a press release for a client and that press release ranks higher in search results than the company the release was done for AND the release is only 1 page!!! Where is the SEO and content in that? Organic placement in search results really is not organic at all, we just call it that... My merchant circle page ranks higher than my company website and the content is on the website, not merchant circle.

If you want to really optimize your page you have to start throwing some money around, get a lot of hits to your website, and you will rank at the top.

It is easy to optimize for google #1 placement in search categories/keywords that no one searches for.

To get a good rank in yahoo you need to pay yahoo. They charge $49 per link in your website, not just the home page, you need to pay for ALL your pages... they call this an express indexing HAHAHA and you need to give them $299 to be listed in their directory. Do this and you are in the top 10 for about 2 monts and then you slowly vanish until you throw more money at them and like magic, you are at the top again! How do you think Yahoo has survived?

Bing is easy, just submit a sitemap to them. Bing does not have to charge anything to survive, they are Microsoft's baby. Bing is an experiment, not a company like Yahoo and Google.

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No, SEO means optimizing to every worthwhile search engine out there. But since Google is the leader at present with around 60 to 70% search volume most of the SEOs only concentrate on Google. This should change in the coming months since Bing looks promising.

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I usually focus on Google and ensure that I have all of my onpage and offpage factors set up correctly in comparison to my competition for the top ranking spots. I normally find that organic results on Yahoo and Bing soon follow - in other words, I optimize for Google and get good results on all search engines.

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I firmly do not agree with the statement that only the best content websites will rise to the top, I agree with a statement that goes like this: The top organic results go to the companies that have worked their tail off in the SEO department and have thrown a ton of money at companies like Merchant circle, prweb, digg, blog catalog, technorati, yahoo directory, yellow pages, etc. etc. There are a lot of companies out there paying Google for organic placement. PR Web is a great example. I can do a press release for a client and that press release ranks higher in search results than the company the release was done for AND the release is only 1 page!!! Where is the SEO and content in that? Organic placement in search results really is not organic at all, we just call it that... My merchant circle page ranks higher than my company website and the content is on the website, not merchant circle.

If you want to really optimize your page you have to start throwing some money around, get a lot of hits to your website, and you will rank at the top.

It is easy to optimize for google #1 placement in search categories/keywords that no one searches for.

To get a good rank in yahoo you need to pay yahoo. They charge $49 per link in your website, not just the home page, you need to pay for ALL your pages... they call this an express indexing HAHAHA and you need to give them $299 to be listed in their directory. Do this and you are in the top 10 for about 2 monts and then you slowly vanish until you throw more money at them and like magic, you are at the top again! How do you think Yahoo has survived?

Bing is easy, just submit a sitemap to them. Bing does not have to charge anything to survive, they are Microsoft's baby. Bing is an experiment, not a company like Yahoo and Google.


I know a guy that makes 50K per month with his eccomece site, and he knows nothing about SEO. He is #1 for his target which is 40K per month searches.

He only has 13 backlinks, and they are all natural

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