Leosghost - 2:07 am on Apr 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
To be honest, I don't think they'd care one way or the other. But if many thousands of webmasters remove AdSense and substitute "BingSense", believe me, we'll get their attention.
bing or Y would have to expand instantly to outside the USA with their programs in order to get any International traction in any backlash ..the reactions so far seen in the USA haven't apparently given G cause to massively rethink ..although they may be tweaking round the edges ( but that may be part of a plan and not related to any webmaster feedback at all )..bing and Y missed the opportunity to influence webmasters outside the USA when they both spent years ignoring us as publishers, except if one has truly massive volume and a direct line to their inventory via server.
A little or reduced revenue from G is better than a slammed door ( "go away you are not based in the USA" ) from Bing and Y ..will, I'm sure be the attitude of webmasters who depend on contextual advertising revenue , even if they have been hit ..when they think about it after the shock has worn off...and SEOing for bing ?
G has near total control of the surfers eyeballs outside of the USA with the exception of the far east.
SEOing for bing and not G would be commercial suicide outside the USA and or the far east unless the sites don't need traffic.