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Bing - the savior of EMD's

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  1. julian United Kingdom

    julian Banned

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    Just doing a quick scan it seems Bing still feels the love on emd's (vomits in bin) e.g. - some thin, spammy sites ranking well in major niches. Just a shame there is such poor take up of uk, Bing user searches for some reason.

    Bing kind of reminds me of how G was about 5 years ago :grin:.

    Death of the PC, + Bing's late entry might be to blame.


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    I would love bing to have the bigger share in the search arena, maybe all of us domainers can help by promoting bing to visitors of our sites
     
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    I don't no if they have recently changed things I've noticed a trickle of traffic appearing from Bing on my Price Tapestry sites in the last week or so. Seems my org.uk and me.uk EMD's rank fairly well over there shame they don't have the user volume.
    I notice Microsoft have been putting out adverts about google reading all your emails via the Gmail platform maybe in the new year they will expand this if its successful draw peoples attention to just how much big G spies on us all.
    And bloody hell how hard is it to serve up UK results by default without having to select a further option from a menu.
     
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    Do bing pay more uk taxes than google? that would be a great news story to help increase their share
     
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    Bing gets a decentish amount of traffic in the US market, perhaps 30-40% of Google's traffic, because of their deal with Yahoo which is still a big player over there.

    In the UK, it's the big G all the way - regardless of how the other search engines have tied up, Google has well over 90% share of search here.
     
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    My EMDs do well in Bing, but only after I've gone to the hassle of uploading a sitemap etc. They rarely crawl or index my sites of their own accord.

    Slightly off topic, but I have a couple of Bing Ads accounts for two very different businesses - both of them are still running with the £30 voucher credit I received over 6 months ago!

    One of the accounts is a low search volume/high CPC niche. In that niche I can spend £100 or more per day on AdWords. The other account is a medium search volume/low CPC niche. Again I can spend upwards of £100 per day in that niche on AdWords. Both are running a mirror image of the respective AdWords campaign.

    I guess that just goes to show in some small measure how far behind Google Bing really is. In Bing's defence CPCs do tend to be much lower than AdWords - but the volume of traffic is miniscule.
     
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    One of my best performing sites (money wise), if I disregard all others and put just bing and google in the box, bing accounts for 1 in 19 referrers. Maybe interesting to see if I add a refer string onto the links for conversions and see how many conversions come from which. Bing may send less traffic but make money £ per unique.
     
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    Looking at one of my sites with a global audience, Bing sent about 93,000 visitors in the last 12 months which is about 20% of the traffic. But if I add in Yahoo visitors as well, it's more like 45% of the traffic in total to Google's 55% (that's only looking at search engine referrals, not other sources of traffic like links and direct visits)
     
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    That's interesting, not many of my sites are global, most are UK or a few country specific.

    I'd be interested to see other peoples global vs UK-centric sites, see if bing is better globally, which seems to many peoples opinion.

     
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    It varies a lot. Another site had 340,000 visits via Google in the last year, but only 5,500 from Bing and 3,100 from Yahoo - and that's again a site that's intended for a global audience (and indeed which attracts a very diverse set of visitors) You just can't tell.
     
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