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Website on first page of Yahoo, but not on Google!

 12:17 pm on Mar 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hi all

I have a dilemma. I don't understand why my website is listed on the first page of Yahoo and Bing for several keyphrases, but it's not even on the top 40 pages of Google.

I am targetting keyphraes such as <keywords> London.

Does anyone have any idea why this is?

All constructive advice appreciated.


[edited by: IanTurner at 12:53 pm (utc) on Mar 8, 2010]



 12:56 pm on Mar 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

Firstly the thing to do is check that your site is listed in Google at all.

A search such as
will list all the results for that particular domain.

If you are listed, but not ranking well it is a different issue to not being listed at all.

Once we have ascertained which situation your site is in we can discuss in more detail the courses of action that you should take.


 1:16 pm on Mar 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thanks for your reply.

The site is indexed in Google and has 126 results.


 4:52 pm on Mar 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

I feel your pain! Google seems to be doing weird things with searches including "London" in the keywords. My site is at number 12 for a search on its exact name (widget + London). Number 3 I could understand as there are two authority sites use the name as anchor text in links but the other 9 all contain strings in the format "London ..some other text .. widget". The site is number 1 in both Bing and Yahoo. I really hope that the Bing advertising campaign gets some results!


 5:19 pm on Mar 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

Have you looked at the maps to see how that looks? I assume you've got an entry there.


 7:17 pm on Mar 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

Please explain 'maps'. I have this site in my Google Webmaster account if that is what you mean.



 11:40 pm on Mar 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

Maps are only relevant if you have a bricks and mortar location of course. For a key phrase containing "London" the map can put even the number one listing below the fold.


 2:26 am on Apr 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

maybe you have some nofollow backlinks, and yahoo support it, but the google don't support it.


 7:34 am on Apr 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

Any change? I have found that for my niche searches involving the word London have been giving more relevant results in the few weeks.

From issues that I experienced at the time (early March) I still suspect that the way the algo handled a mega location name like "London" in a search was as likely to have been the problem as structural issues with the OP's site


 5:25 am on Jul 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hello friends,
i am facing the same problem with this site. This site is listed in google.co.uk, and i got hits from yahoo and bing as well, but did not get hits from google, i am requesting you please have a look on my website and please guide me..

[edited by: IanTurner at 7:47 am (utc) on Jul 13, 2010]
[edit reason] REmoved site specifics [/edit]


 10:25 am on Jul 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

Big city locations are a tough market. If you are combining big city name with a highly competitive keyword then you may have problems.

How are you positioned for key searches in the different search engines?
Are sponsored links or local results/map pushing you below the fold?
How competitive are your keywords?

You may just have to build a better site, you may just be in too competitive a niche. As I posted earlier, for my experience of the original problem G did something behind the scenes and things just got better.

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