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How Long Does it Take to Rank in Yahoo?

 9:01 am on Nov 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

I've always conentrated on Google for traffic but have been frustrated recently with a lack of predictability from both a webmaster and user view point.

I have a site of some 100 pages or so which has just been indexed by Yahoo! and available under the site: command. What is the time for ranking in the Y! index? Does it depend upon updates or are sites moved into the rankings after a certain amount of time?

Thanks for assistance



 5:14 pm on Nov 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Some feel Yahoo is relatively fast, I think it is slow as molassas. It could take 6 months to a year for a new site to start slowing up if you're in a plan to wait.

You can speed the process us by getting lots of links to pages of importance.


 12:29 am on Nov 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yahoo IS slow, we have a clients' site that is an authority in its niche (linked to by BBC and many Government departments) but Yahoo is behind Google and MSN with indexing and referals.

We have been waiting 4 onths for simple changes to filter through without success, prepare for a wait if a site with such good links can't get noticed.

Kevin French

 12:34 am on Nov 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

We recelty launched a new site and Yahoo spidered and indexed it within a week of launch. We never submitted the site and we never had another site intentionally link to it. The only link that I found existed was from some WHOIS record.

Google finally spidered and indexed 2 months later.


 12:39 am on Nov 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

>>>We recelty launched a new site...
But does it rank?


 4:51 am on Nov 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

But does it rank?

bingo... that is the same question I had.

I think Yahoo is valuing the "age of link" or using some other type of sandboxing technique now.


 1:13 pm on Nov 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm not saying there is a 'sandbox' at Yahoo!, but there is either some sort of delay in ranking due to aging or they are just plain slow.

I think there is a combination - Slurp certainly doesn't excite itself when spidering any of my sites.


 2:37 pm on Nov 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

I havent found any delay or sandboxing effect with Y.

New site launched start of Oct. Put 1 link on another site i have to let the spiders find it, removed the link after a week. With Y toolbar installed i visited the site a couple of times.

Site spidered in 6 days and index page showing in the serps a couple of days later. After 2 weeks full site showing in serps and top 10 for most of the kw's and phrases I was after and is still there.

As for links to the site it has one inbound that went online this week and has 4 outbound which were on from launch.

Google on the other hand had it showing in the serps after about a week, index page ranking only, then last week it went bye bye and is nowhere to be found.

Im set to launch another on Dec 1st and hoping it goes the same way, only time will tell.

Patrick Taylor

 3:10 pm on Nov 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

I have a six year old site to which I began adding new pages in June - a couple of pages a week. The new pages are performing 'normally' in Google and MSN but whilst they are in Yahoo's index they are rarely crawled by slurp, and the number of referrals from Yahoo per day can be counted on one hand. I find Yahoo very strange, and always have. It just seems to ignore certain sites for no obvious reason.

Based on my experience this year, if I was to characterise the vitality of the big three, MSN would come out tops for sheer enthusiasm, and to Slurp I would ask "Hey, if you don't like being a crawler, why not do something else?"

On the other hand I recently launched a small new site - seven pages in all - and within three weeks the traffic from Yahoo is quite respectable.

Kevin French

 9:20 pm on Nov 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

yes...it ranks


 7:03 am on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

means yahoo crawls small sites
or have no importance for big one.

give me example and tell what is the minimun and maximun time to come in yahoo serp.


 12:29 pm on Nov 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

I had launched a site 2 months back, Yahoo spidered my site and indexed around 40 pages out of 200 pages, and 2 weeks later all pages have been out of Yahoo index, now I am seeing only the Home page in Index.

IMO Yahoo holds the site pages from the index and after certain time period it will reindex the site.

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