Ever wonder how your blog or website ranks on different search engines? Ever wonder why there is a difference?
I recently noticed a lot of traffic coming in from MSN.com, so I investigated further and noticed I was doing quite well on terms that I had never really spent any time optimizing for.
Case in point, I recently discovered that JimKukral.com shows up as…
#2 result in MSN.com for “online consulting“.
I’m also #5 for “online consulting services“.
And #3 for “online marketing consulting services“.
Each of those searches is bringing back close to a 2 million result average. Not too shabby, right?
Ok, so let’s go over to Google and see where I am for the same key phrases, and let’s see how different the results are. You would think that they’d be way off, especially since Google has a much bigger database of indexed sites. But alas, it wasn’t that far off.
Online Marketing Consulting Services = #5 listing (out of 82 million results). Wow, that’s great, and only 2 spots lower than the MSN listing.
Online Consulting = #13 on second page (out of 138 million results).
Online Consulting Services = #4 result (111 million results total).
I didn’t even look to see how Yahoo! fit into this mix. Perhaps in a future entry.
The bottom line is, if you write good quality content and work with a reputable search engine marketing firm, you’re going to start seeing consistent results from your blog or website, across all the big search engines.