In a YouTube video I posted last week I mentioned how the Penguin update banished two of my money sites to the SERPs abyss.
“I’m still not happy about it”
BUT I have accepted the fact that they may never return to page one no matter what clever scheme I hatch or new WSO (Warrior special offer) I read.
Anyway I realised I was still making sales and getting adsence clicks from the two sites that got banished by Google.
I had to look a little deeper.
O yes sales were still coming though but from where?
To my surprise they were coming from Yahoo and Bing.
Not as much as I was getting from Google but hey money is money no matter how much you get.
Yahoo And Bing A Webmasters Best Friend
I know that yahoo and Bing don’t get as much traffic as Google but don’t write them off just yet.
When I check out where my two beloved sites’s ranked in yahoo and Bing they were still sitting pretty on page one. The top of page one I might add.
Sort of reminded me of the old Google days before they started to get crazy.
You May Need To Start Again
This is not what webmaster or site owners want to hear but if your sites has gone from Google and your business strategy relies heavenly on Google traffic then you have two choices.
- Find another traffic sources
- Start your website again
For this website (Kezanari.com) it does not rely on traffic from Google, I get it using other strategies to be revealed on a different post in the near future.
My other sites that got devalued in Google I will have to rebuild them with no SEO what so ever because I don’t know what Google are looking for now days. Nor does anyone else for that fact.
Why Start Over?
The problem is that there is no defiant diagnosis for the site’s that Google banished.
Were the sites
- Penalised? Don’t know
- Sand boxed? Don’t know
- Google Dance? Don’t Know
- Too much SEO? Don’t Know
So the plan is to leave my old money sites unchanged for Yahoo and Bing and then recreate them for Google. It’s like turning over a new leaf.
To tell you the truth it could be that the sites were over SEO’ed well I was a self proclaimed “SEO Jedi” Lol
Even though I did un SEO the site’s somewhat, they still have not bounced back and it has been at least 10 weeks.
Thanks Yahoo & Bing
So back to the title of this post “Big Thank You to Yahoo & Bing”
Thank you for not being like Google and making people lose their jobs over night.
Thank you for valuing my websites for their content.
Thank you for not penalising my sites for no apparent reason and then replacing them with sites that have nothing to do with the targeted keyword.
Thank you for not being a Jekyll and Hyde search engine
Thank you for not destroying SEO
There is more but I think you get the idea.