My sites all rank in the top 5 on Yahoo but only feature around the top 30 in Google. The sites have been around for approximately 15 months.
To me this indicates that I am doing some parts of SEO very well - I'm ranking highly in Yahoo after all and they must base certain aspects of their algorithm working on similar principles to Google (In my mind I'm thinking of the algorithm being made up of "modules" which analyse certain aspects of a website).
Could anyone shed some light regarding the way in which these 2 search giants differ in terms of ranking decently with their algorithms?
Msg#: 3323015 posted 11:28 am on Apr 29, 2007 (gmt 0)
A few spidering 'cycles' - ie, the spiders been round the block a few times. With many sites, that'll be a few days, for others it can be weeks.
I agree with bpcombs; if you are performing poorly in Google (relatively), then links are the first place to look. get in some quality directories, look specially for those in your niche, and check you do not have links to bad neighborhoods. Indeed, check all your outgoing links for relevance and value to your visitors.
For Google these days, it's all about quality links - not, for example, forum links (And I wish someone would tell all the forum link droppers!).
mattrix, rather than getting into promoting any directories by name, it's more appropriate to look at what criteria you can use to make a decision. That whole discussion is a big part of our Directories Forum.