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I was adding 9-10 pages at a time, and did 4 different batches on different days.
Google and Yahoo both picked up exactly the same pages, on exactly the same day and ranked them in exactly the same order.
Other searches I do show different results.
What does it all mean?
The site has thousands of pages, and the number indexed was growing as it was new, but whatever the number was, it was always the same.
I receive a couple of hundred visits a day from google and none ever from yahoo though - which is odd.
One site under development has only one incoming link that goes to site.com/widgets/. The index page in that folder, and the three sub pages linked off it, were indexed fully by Google. The home page was indexed but as url only. Other pages were ignored. Seems to make sense.
Yahoo on the other hand came in before there was even that one incoming link and indexed a random selection of pages. It indexed site.com/widgets/more3.html but ignored site.com/widgets/ and site.com/.
I have seen a similar pattern on another newish site.
how did you manage to be added to the yahoo! index. I am trying to get in with several domains since 2 months now and nothing happens. My sites have plenty of links, some from dmoz and google-dir.
Don't know why my domains are not added to their index. Not that they are only not showing up for my keywords, searching for "www.mydom.com" does not bring any results, so they are not in the index.
Then I tried to search for a text that was unique for my page and again Google and Yahoo showed identical results. I knew from my Apache log that Yahoo-Slurp hadn't visited my site yet.
My conclusion (as I wrote) was that Yahoo displays Google results if there are no results in the Yahoo-database. This was 2-3 weeks ago.
From Google's S-1 filing,
Since June 2000, Yahoo has used, to varying degrees, our web search technology on its web site to provide web search services to its users. We have notified Yahoo of our election to terminate our agreement, effective July 2004.