Targetting MSN-Shooting Yourself In The Foot??

By Mark / November 10, 2008

One of my favorite marketers Chris Remple has recently released a new product about targetting the #1 in MSN. Frankly from the experience I have had of MSN I can’t see the point of this. I checked last months stats for some of my sites that rank #1 in Google, Yahoo and MSN the traffic from those sites are as follows.

Google 711

Yahoo 69

MSN 67

and for those of you interested..EzineArticles 691

 

All search engines like sites to have a keyword related domain name so if you are building a site about “Solar powered widgets” then by getting a site containing the keyword you will stand a much better chance of ranking at #1 in all the search engines. 

You also need to ask yourself if you target MSN and use various methods to get to #1 will those methods that you use have a negative impact on your Google Ranking? For example 3 years ago I used a service called link vault that posted my links to random sites and in return my sites displayed related links on them.  of the 9 sites i tried this on 7 of them were de-indexed from google. Sure I had #1 in yahoo and msn but the traffic didn’t make up for 50% of the traffic I lost. 

It’s a fact of life for interent marketers that Google brings you a vast majority of your traffic if you rank well in google. As you can see from my stats  above over 10 times as much. Now I don’t know about you but i’d rather spend a few extra hours a week getting higher rankings in google than getting easy rankings in any other search engine.

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Peter

I think Chris has just admitted as much that this method will mess up any Google rankings, existing or potential…

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alex

Google rules when it comes to traffic

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