It’s quite a true fact that we all want to rank on search engines for various keywords, but 90% of the bloggers out there focus their resources on one search engine which is Google. Although Google has the larger share of the search market, don’t you think also optimizing your blog for other search engines such as Bing, Yahoo search can bring you additional traffic and leads to making more money blogging?
A statistics result I came across that was dated April 2013 has it that Google accounts for about 66% of the searches in the US while Bing and Yahoo account for about 30%. This continues to grow it would be cool optimizing your blog for them. I’ll show some simple tips to bear in mind when next you optimize your blog for search engines and how it can skyrocket your rankings on the said search engines.
How To Optimize Your Blog For Bing and Yahoo Search Engines
1. Content Remains King
All search engines have this in common, the more relevant your content is to the topic discussed the higher your chances are to rank for that particular related keyword. Focusing on writing content rich articles is one key to making your headway to the top on bing and yahoo search engines as i’ve noticed lately on my this blog. Generally, Bing loves articles of at least 300 words.
2. Updates Blogs
Another factor that affects your ranking on Bing and Yahoo Search Engine is how often you update your blog. For the fact that every search engine wants to satisfy their users, they try to give preference to blogs and websites that regularly update their pages and also add new contents to their blogs. So it is necessary to keep your blog up to date to attract higher ratings in their search result.
3. Post Title
Bing and Yahoo search tends to pay attention on the title tags. The titles are ideally supposed to be between 5 to 65 characters. Also try to add your keywords in your title, this also is a useful tip in optimizing your blog for better results in the search results.
4. InBound Links
Simply put, backlinks boosts your sites reputation and ranking power. The Bing algorithm is relatively simple because what used to work before on Google still works down here. I even noticed that Bing bots recognize links with anchored text related to your keyword better than Google bots, so building backlinks with a variety of related keywords is one simple trick to rank higher on their search results.
5. Domain Age Factor
This is one thing about all Search Engines, the older the domain name the better the chances of ranking higher. This does not mean new domains won’t also rank if they are better optimized, but it’s one factor that is used in making their ranking algorithm which you should keep in mind also.
6. MS Webmaster Center
Just like Google Webmaster tools, Bing also have their own webmaster center. Create an account there are try to follow their optimal tips on order to optimize your website or blog for their search engine ranking.
Optimizing your blog for Bing and Yahoo search could be achieved using quite easy and basic SEO procedures. These tips above would guide you through.
I hope this helps.