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However, when it comes to the new Yahoo search engine, does anyone know the correct properties of SEO? There has to be some scoring system that determines how well Yahoo will rank oneís content for relevance and assigned scoring.
Based on that premise can we conclude that Yahoo will:
1.Use keywords on a page as one of the prime ways to yield queried results?
2.Factor in keyword density?
3.Factor in keyword proximity?
4.Make use of meta tags (Title, Description, and keyword meta tag)?
5.Employ the use of backlinks for page voting importance?
6.Use some sort of equivalent pagerank system?
7.Count the number of internal backlinks within oneís site?
8.Count the number of external backlinks point to a site within a text anchor?
9.Will the number of pages within a site on a given subject give it more weight?
10.Will Yahoo look at sites as authority or portal sites like Google?
I may be asking these types of questions too soon, but I also realize that many of you may have some insight that I donít have. If so, please share your thoughts.
I e-mailed the kind folks at the address Tim gives out and they told me I actually don't have an Ink penalty. It would just seem that my Google optimization means I am overoptimized for Ink maybe.
Thank you for posting this thread, I am eager to see everyone's ideas. What I can bring to the table, other than what's Good for Google isn't necessarily good for Ink, is that keywords in the URL seem to be a HUGE factor in Ink, much, much more than Google.
My sites that do well in Ink are almost entirely un-optimized. Maybe that says something too. They do have good links coming in with good anchor text, though.
If I have too choose between ranking well in Google and Inktomi/Yahoo, I will choose Google still. But hopefully there is some middle ground where you can do well in both on competitive terms.
So I've left them as they are and am building new sites for Google now.
Anyone else find that what worked very well in Google (before the last 2 updates) now works very well in Yahoo?