I know that now since Yahoo is going to own half the searches on the 'net and Google will own the other, we all have to figure out how to optimize for Yahoo.
Many of us know that if we do optimize for Yahoo, it may be out of the question to do well in Google SERPS as well.
Quite frankly, since everyone is having problems getting into the Google index as of late, I don't care about optimizing for Google anymore. I optimized my site for Inktomi and I'm third in Yahoo SERPS for my keyword right now.
Thus, here's what I did and what should work for all you yahoo optimizer-wanna bes out there.
-Use your optimized keyword/keyphrase right at the beginning of your title tag, then use a comma to seperate it with anything else. Ex. blue fuzzy widgets, your url here.
-Use bold, italic, and other forms of making your keyword stand out in your body.
-Put your optimized keyword/keyphrase in a h1 tag, as the first keyphrase in your meta keyword and meta description, in your title tags (text links or otherwise) linking back to your homepage.
-Use a keyword density of 20-30% in your body content.
-Use bold tags at the beginning of the document to describe what the page is about. Repeat this process at the end of the page.
-Build 100 links using your optimized keyword/keyphrase all in the same relevant field (use link building policies)
Basically this is exactly the same optimization methods as Inktomi, but I did it, and when Yahoo switched to Ink, I was third.
Also, anyone know if Pagerank means anything when it comes to optimizing for Yahoo? Has Yahoo developed it's own Pagerank like algo yet, and is it going to?
I haven't had all my pages crawled by Yahoo yet so I don't know if this works for sub-pages as well, but in theory it should. So try applying the same methods to all your pages on your site and when you eventually get them all indexed in Yahoo they should do well, too.
Also, I read a post about Yahoo not including pages that uses Adsense. That's a lie. My site's homepage is third and it has Adsense right at the top.