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Which Engines Should I Check For Positions
Posted 29 April 2004 - 04:27 AM
This is my first post (and won't be my last!)
I currently look after a number of clients sites and as part of the service we report the positions (organic/free) of their chosen keyword phrases in a monthly report.
Can someone tell me what is now the main engine list. As so many are now sharing results it is difficult to know what the important ones are to track?
Obviously I already know that Google and Yahoo are work checking but are there any others worth including?
Thanks in advance
Posted 29 April 2004 - 06:37 AM
While I don't run such position reports, when I'm (manually) looking at positions I always include MSN into the mix. Yahoo!, Google and MSN make up the vast majority of the traffic I see across a wide spectrum of sites.
We also get traffic from Ask.com (Teoma), AOL.com (Google currently) Search.Netscape.com (Google) and several regional engines, however those are a very small percentage as compared to the big three. These are all US-based sites. For other areas of the world a completely different list would likely apply.
Posted 29 April 2004 - 06:50 AM
Posted 29 April 2004 - 08:57 AM
OWG mentioned search engines for the UK. Don't ignore your own region specific flavouring, since that can on some occasions bring a site more traffic than the main three. The amount of traffic depends on the site and target audience.
Posted 29 April 2004 - 09:57 AM
Sorry to be a bit thick but is there any point in reporting on engines that are powered by Google? Surely they will be the same as Google and therefore just duplicate results.
Posted 29 April 2004 - 10:00 AM
I would check them as the results are not always the same. Some portals apply their own algo to the delivered results provided to them by Google inktomi etc.
Posted 03 May 2004 - 04:13 PM
Posted 03 May 2004 - 05:43 PM
Just remember if you query google automatically without using their API that it's against their terms of service.
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