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Now, for about the past 2 weeks, yahoo is about 20% higher than google (though overall traffic levels have stayed the same).
Anyone else experiencing this?
My Yahoo hits have tanked even though I'm #1 for a lot of terms in Yahoo.
Guess all the technical types went to Google when they got sick of trying to figure out what was an ad and what was a search result. Google hits have strangly increased.
Your average joe doesn't care, they click anything.
I don't see slurp visits as much any more either. Slurp used to be a steady. Any suggestions on what "milk and cookies" I need to leave out to attract slurp again?
well, my google traffic is 15 times more than yahoo, it is really strange.
different search engines, different algos, different results, different amount of traffic.
I'd focus on G as long as you're listed good there because it normally drives more traffic to your site. But from my experience Yahoo and Google isn't that different. And a factor of 15 isn't that bad if you consider that the traffic for position 8 is much lower than for position 1 though you're just a bit worse.
How and what shall I do to increase yahoo traffic if my site is already listed in yahoo?
by the way, my site is not in the yahoo dir yet, should I pay to be listed in the dir? will it help for my situation?
Yahoo's less deep and you can get good traffic from a few good keywords, but you just don't get as many entry points.
My Yahoo traffic is great and very qualified, converts better than Google.
Sadly though I get nothing from Yahoo for my main site as it's still replaced by a directory advert which is steadily dropping in the results and has now carried over to other Yahoo-powered searches so I get nothing from them either - are they ever going to fix this?
Still, the majority of searches are for secondary keyword combinations, that rank much better on G than on Y, so G gives us maybe 90% of our traffic.
Disagree, a site fully indexed in Yahoo will get more SE traffic than a site fully indexed in Google given you have roughly equal links indexed for both (apples to apples comparison).
>My Yahoo traffic is great and very qualified, converts better than Google.
Totally agree with that though! Just like AOL/MSN users, Yahoo users convert much better than Google users. For a site with equal Google/AOL to Yahoo/MSN traffic I get about 4 times as many conversions from Yahoo/MSN.
For me the Yahoo/MSN to Google/AOL traffic is about 60/40. But the conversion rate puts YahInk way out in front in terms of importance.
In Google most are in the top 5-10, other than travel sites which are buried. Travel sites are happily picking up #1 spots in Yahoo.
I'm going to be interested to see where my main site comes out in Yahoo if the redirect problem is ever fixed. It never did well in Ink, but it's always done fairly well in Google. If it still doesn't do well in Yahoo I might be able to work out what's different about this one.
Considering how many sites seem to have been affected by either (and perhaps all who knows) the 301 problem Y has, the penalty fiasco that seems to be happening etc.
All these sites that have dropped from the index will be sending business/visitors to other sites that have jumped up in their place.
Regardless of your rank, if you look at where sponsors are positioned on Yahoo! and Google, you will see that Yahoo! makes it much more difficult for users to differentiate natural vs. paid search results.
We all know the statistical differences when it comes to how users identify sponsors. Users click more paid ads on Yahoo! and MSN because they can't tell the difference. So factor this in. Rank cannot be taken as a sole factor.