Being #1 in Google is the Gold Standard.
Because most people world-wide use Google. I checked yesterday morning and the latest statistics show that 79% of all searches go through Google. Second place world-wide is Baidu (China) at 9% . Yahoo! is at 7% and Bing (Microsoft’s new search site) at 3%. (Data provided by HitsLink Market Share)
So, if you have limited time and a limited budget, it makes sense to focus on Google. Preparing Yahoo!-tuned pages and creating a Yahoo! ad campaign takes the same amount of effort as tuning for Google and advertising at Big B. But the return is the potential of being seen by 79% of the world at Google while only 7% of web
Ozdachs monitors the ebb and flow of search engine traffic. Yahoo! used to be a much more important force in the search market. It may be more important again.
The recently announced Yahoo! and Microsoft Bing collaboration is currently getting 10% of traffic worldwide, according to HitsLink. If that percentage grows over time, we will advise clients to consider tuning their pages for Yahoo!/Bing or buying Pay-Per-Click ads at that site, too.
But, right now our recommendation for cost-effective optimization and ad placement is to stick to Google. That’s where the potential visitors to your site are surfing.