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Published on December 20th, 2010 | by treysmith


SEO: Google VS Yahoo VS Bing

Google VS Yahoo VS Bing. Video RESULTS:

I was looking through my Google Analytics for this blog yesterday and was curious how much traffic I was getting from SEO.  I’m not a huge SEO guy, but I wanted to use this data to see how much of it came from Google VS Yahoo VS Bing.

I was surprised to find out it was more traffic than I had thought… especially from Google.

Obviously I knew Google got more traffic than Yahoo and Bing, but exactly how much more?

Luckily, I have a very similar ranking in Google, Yahoo and Bing.  As you’ll see in the video, I rank number 3 for the word “Trey Smith” in each.

Watch the video to see the full results, but it looks like Yahoo and Bing won’t be catching up with Google for a while!

(SEO Update:  Also writing this post specifically so it will read well to search engines, and am going to try and rank high for “Google VS Yahoo VS Bing” in Google, Yahoo and Bing).

Let me know if you have any SEO results for your website… would be curious if they’re the same when comparing Google to Yahoo and Bing.

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About the Author

Trey Smith is the founder of Kayabit, a game company with over 10,000,000 downloads on mobile devices, Secret Headquarters, Inc, a marketing company that teaches entrepreneurs how to build their businesses and L-System records, a house music label from San Diego, CA.

22 Responses to SEO: Google VS Yahoo VS Bing

  1. Julias Shaw says:

    On my main site the traffic breakdown for # of visits in last 30 days by search engine is:

    Google 13,445
    Yahoo 1,081
    Bing 945

    Google isn’t dominating quite as much as it is for your blog, but it is still about 87% of organic search engine traffic!

    - Julias

  2. Heidi says:

    Hey Trey, don’t you advise us to SEO our blogs/webpages for better Google QS? Be it the Display network or Search? To what extent should we SEO and how? thanks…
    ps: any hot pointers for newbies in the Content/Display network? Or is it better to dabble in PPV?

    • treysmith says:

      Doing light SEO is good for google search, but doesnt matter as much for display network (which I like better).

      Getting SEO rankings is as simple as getting a bunch of links to your site after adding an “SEO plugin” in wordpress.

      Already on page 2 of Google for “google vs yahoo VS bing” out of – 17,000,000 pages!

  3. treysmith says:

    Quick update… This post is now number 9 out of over 14,000,000 results on Google for the term “Google VS Yahoo VS MSN”!

    Pretty cool as you never know how these “live tests” will go:

    Not showing up yet on Yahoo and MSN. I’ve gotten about 200 links to the post so far.

  4. Jesse says:


    How did you get said 200 links to this post? Im guessing you didnt do a bunch of manual stuff, you seem a little to smart and automated for that.

    Would be interested to hear which tools/people/methods you used to get those 200 backlinks…


  5. Bert Łomża says:

    It’s excellent site, I was looking for something like this

  6. jared says:

    Just keep in mind that its not that google has 20x more traffic. Its just that your target market (internet marketing people) use google more then bing/yahoo. Every niche will vary.

  7. Matt C. Milne says:

    # 6 Google Ranking as of 4/21/2011 Google VS Yahoo VS Bing. Not too shabby!

  8. Trey Smtih says:

    Thanks Matt..

    Check out how I rank for “Best music iphone game” (my game is kolo’s journey) ;)

  9. austin says:

    Thx, always learning something.

  10. alex says:

    on my site
    google is 6,315
    yahoo 768
    bing 638
    but then i have again (referral) 353 (and i dont know what this is all about)
    great blog thanks Trey

  11. Alex says:

    Hey Trey, I also get much more organic traffic from Google than Yahoo and Bing.

  12. I wonder if people really search on Yahoo anymore? I think Google is taking over the world LOL

  13. gaurav says:

    Dear Smith

    I am a starter in Web Marketing Field and looking to pitch a software called
    Optimaint through the use of SEO’s .

    Could you guide me when you are free.


  14. Mark Menefee says:

    Just started my site around the first of August although I have owned the name longer. I have been putting a lot of content on the site and have minimal organic results so far. However the results I have are interesting. I am getting almost twice as many hits from Yahoo as from Google. Bing barely shows up with maybe a fifth of total organic traffic.

  15. Trey,

    Just did a check on one of my sites ( and my traffic breakdown is:

    67% – Google
    2.6% – Yahoo
    1.5% – Bing

    Google sends far more people and they spend more time on the site than those referred by Yahoo and Bing. But, Yahoo and Bing visitors have significantly lower bounce rates.

    Another interesting difference is in the percentage of visitors who are new to the site. Almost half the Yahoo visitors have been to the site before. All of the Bing visitors are new and a little over 90% of the Google referrals are new.

    Google provides the most bang for my SEO buck – high volume, new visitors, and acceptable bounce rates.

    Now it’s time to dig into my conversion funnels stats.

    Great article,


  16. mascali says:

    Hey Trey,
    n°3 on Google with your name is very simple but google vs yahoo VS bing is a little bit hard : your wordpress blog have special plugin?

  17. Gavin says:

    Cool stats man, we do a lot of stuff with search but even I didn’t know Google had THAT much more traffic. Pretty nuts..

  18. Mike says:

    Hey Trey,

    My company is actually quite big on SEO, and I can tell you that you are bound to get more search traffic from google than the other 2 even if you rank lower on google.

    Google has over 61% of the search market share, so they pretty much Rule. Ranking #1 on Yahoo or Bing will get you less traffic than Ranking #10 on Google for certain keywords.

    The trick to Ranking high though is just to create some great and unique contents as you’re already doing. One usually ranks higher when you forget about seo or google. When you worry and try too hard to rank, you get the opposite effect.

  19. ipad 2 pris says:

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on google. Regards

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