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Yahooooo, my Website is on Top

Did Nothing Special to Get There

     
12:22 am on Mar 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Position: Number 3 on Yahoo, Number 1 on MSN and nowhere on google.

Tried hard for several months and gave up.
I tried to get my website on to the 2nd or 3rd page in search results. When i gave up, my website was somewhere on 6th page.

Today my website is listed number 3 on first page and consistently for the past month. Only once or twice it went back to 6th page.

My question to search engine experts
1) I did not do anything special nor even paid any firm to get optimized. What changed and why my website is at the top?

2) What should i do to maintain/remain there?

3) Why sometimes i went back to my usual place (i.e 6th page)?

Thanks
Conjo

[edited by: martinibuster at 5:35 am (utc) on Mar. 16, 2006]
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8:37 am on Mar 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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>Tried hard for several months and gave up.

My simple guess would be that "trying hard for several months worked"...you gave up too quickly!

9:08 am on Mar 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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percentages is right the problem could be that you are expecting results tomorrow - the harsh reality of Search Engine Optimisation is that it can take a long time for it to work - So the general advice is: Never stop working hard on your websites, always strive to improve. Your website will get better and better and in turn you will probability see an increase in SERPs.
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Thank you guys for the response.

Even though search engines are different internally, why is there such a huge difference in search results among yahoo/msn/google?

The metrics each search engine values the most are almost the same for each one of them. right?
They may differ only in few. Why then my website is nowhere in google?

On Yahoo, my website is displayed prominently below a major and well known webiste.

My website is listed in looksmart but not in dmoz.
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1:42 pm on Mar 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo and MSN are just very easy to game (at the moment).

Unfortunately neither is the big source of SE traffic (although definitely worth having top spots).

TJ

5:59 pm on Mar 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I would now focus on Yahoo to get your number up.

Slainte / Cheers

Keith Cash

[edited by: Woz at 9:43 am (utc) on Mar. 18, 2006]
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3:17 am on Mar 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You have to maintain a steady influx of incoming links to improve on the major search engines nowadays. Be patient with Google, you might be sandboxed, it takes time to come out.
12:32 am on Apr 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Wow,
While my website position moved from 3rd to second on Yahoo, surprisingly my website moved from 80th page to first page on google for the same keyword.

For the last few months, i did not do anything to my website and did not add any incoming links.

Can anyone throw some light on how a web page moved from 80th page to first page on google?

It was not even gradual movement like 80..60...50..10...1
Thanks
conjo

1:39 am on Apr 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I don't get it either, just last week I submitted my new website to all the search engines and in about two days I found it in page 1 on MSN, then a day later it I found it at ranking #1 on Yahoo and no sight of it on Google, another day after, 7th place on MSN, dropped to page 7 on Yahoo and no Google placing, Today still first page on MSN, disappeared from Yahoo, and still nothing on Google.
Is this normal or did Yahoo discovered my site was not worthy?