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There’s a Reason Why Google is #1

I just checked Google to see if we came up in the search engine results under some specific keywords. We were on the second page, listing #14. Pretty good since we just updated our site a couple of days ago using these keywords (Google shows the page indexed on December 15, 2004). I was amazed at how quickly we were listed on Google and at how fast Google indexed our site. They’re on top of it.

I decided to see if any of the other search engines could compare. If you don’t want to read any further…they didn’t.

Other Search Engines Playing Catch Up

I typed in the same keywords into other search engines and our site was not listed anywhere in the results. I even used a keyword I knew they have indexed – the name of our company. Nothing. I tried at Yahoo, MSN, Overture, AlltheWeb, AltaVista, Ask Jeeves. None of these search engines had us indexed under these keywords. Is this due to our lack of updates, keywords, etc. on our site? I don’t think so. Google seems to be doing just fine indexing our site. And you know what, that’s fine by us.

I always say, optimize for Google and the rest (of the search engines) are icing on the cake. Google is #1 – something like 80% of all internet users use Google. I like those odds. I just read, from Hitwise, a leading online measurement company, that “Google Dominates Holiday Searches“. Another reason to focus on Google.

See our other posts relating to optimizing for search engines – namely Google.

Mike Swartz says, “Check it out!”

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