I have several websites and have a good idea what will happen as far as traffic goes in google whenever I add content, submit articles to directories or optimise my sites in other ways.
With Yahoo it is a differnect story. I have had tow site really take off for me in Google one because of content and one because of links. The problem is that 90% of my traffic is from Google and mayve one half of one percent is from Yahoo. Is there optimizing that I am missing? Are the rules that much more differenct of Yahoo than Google?
I know that Yahoo does get a lot of traffic and although the share is not as high as Google these days I would still like to opimize for both engines if possible.
Some sites are just not appreciated by Yahoo (some more so than yours).
A site that we run comes to mind here, it gets loads of traffic from Google and a small percentage of its traffic from Ask and MSN. Nothing to write home about from Yahoo this month, in fact you have to try pretty hard to find it using Yahoo.
So what have we done?..
Yahoo is declining in importance and should only be a major concern to you if Google does not like your site either. Worrying about Yahoo traffic too much is not worth it for most people. O.K. it would be nice to have another source of traffic to reduce reliance on one source but its a fact that Google is THE engine to worry about and you are doing O.K. on that.
Let it go, sleep better tonight and spend your time doing something more productive than chasing Yahoo tomorrow.
I can't understand what is happening with Yahoo. Our long established site disappeared from Yahoo about 1 month ago. Loads of unique articles written professionally. Our site could not even be found for our own company name. There were none of our pages in the index. Then about a week ago our site came back with just a small number of pages. A few days later there were nearly 600 pages and today only 2 pages in the index. Our server has not been down. Our site is 100% clean. It was checked by a well known search engine company in the US last year so I know we don't break any rules. What do you have to do to get Yahoo to love you?!
One of the sites we work on ranked great in Yahoo untill a couple of updates back.
Funny thing is that things went pear shapped after the site signed with overture to display adwords on some of its pages!. Its no wonder Yahoo earnings are down, stuff the sites that support them obviously!