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I'm hoping to get some feedback.
I am getting about 70% of my search engine traffic from Google, 27% from Yahoo, and virtually nothing from anybody else. When you consider that I have gotten about 150K sessions from Google/Yahoo month to date, it seems like a huge disparity.
Does this set off alarm bells for anyone? Are there any basic things that I should do/check to try diversify my traffic? Or is this ratio about right given Google's dominance?
joined:Apr 13, 2002
Web Directory Results
These are LookSmart Directory listings. These will blow away on January 15 2004, but until then it's a good source of MSN traffic.
Web Pages results
Inktomi provides these results. Ink is owned by Yahoo. Ink may soon power Yahoo.
MSN has a wide demographic that encompasses many different people. Their search traffic is variously reported (roughly) at around 9-12%. So if you are falling short of that you may want to look into joining one or two of the above two programs.
joined:July 21, 2000
I understand fairly well why I get good traffic from Google - lots of sites link to mine, and I have decent PR.
In terms of other engines, can I deduce that I need to pay more attention to meta tags?
I do nothing really to optimize for Ink, though looking at their SERPs by and large I rank about the same as I do for Google.
My site is non-commercial, as are my competitors, so I do not have the problem of competing Looksmart and other paid listings.