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Improving My Yahoo Presence
carfac




msg:4181173
 2:23 pm on Aug 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hi:

I have been doing some reading here, and I see a lot of people with hits from Yahoo almost equal to (or surpassing) Goog. When I look at Googlytics, I see Goog at 80%, Yahoo at 10 and Bing at 6... obviously WAY out of balance.

What can I do to help equal this all out? Obviously, I want to up my reurns from Yahoo/Bing, not lower my results from the Goog.

I use Yahoo Sitemaster, and submit current sitemaps. I submit my sitemaps to Bings, too. I see a slow and steady increase on Bing, but for the past two months, I have seen Yahoo slipping a bit.

I have a quality site, a LARGE site in a niche market. Been on the web (at this address) over 12 years.

Thanks!

 

martinibuster




msg:4181246
 4:13 pm on Aug 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

Google and Yahoo/Bing use different criteria for juding relevance. Thus, if someone is receiving traffic that is near to Google levels then it is highly likley they are ranking for different keyword phrases. Any comparison across the same keywords will result in the kind of traffic levels you are currently experiencing.

If traffic from Yahoo equal or exceed that from Google then that may mean they aren't receiving much traffic from Google or the keywords are different across both engines. For instance, it's possible to outstrip Google traffic by ranking for a popular phrase on Yahoo but not on Google. That matches an experience I have with Bing.

This is a good question and it's inspiring me to review high traffic keyword phrases on Bing/Yahoo.

Sgt_Kickaxe




msg:4194941
 10:49 am on Sep 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

Don't do it martinibuster, the best way to get more traffic is to write content and time lost to distractions costs you! :-)

mrguy




msg:4195872
 1:36 am on Sep 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

If traffic from Yahoo equal or exceed that from Google then that may mean they aren't receiving much traffic from Google or the keywords are different across both engines. For instance, it's possible to outstrip Google traffic by ranking for a popular phrase on Yahoo but not on Google. That matches an experience I have with Bing.


I've actually had specific shopping related sites that were equally matched in positions in Yahoo and Google and Yahoo got way more traffic because it seemed that the type of people who wanted those specific products tended to use Yahoo more than Google.

A lot of women use Yahoo over Google to search for shopping stuff.

Mileage will vary.

mrguy




msg:4195873
 1:36 am on Sep 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

double posted.

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