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A question about subdomain organic search rankings in Yahoo!



6:42 pm on May 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Anyone who has ever found success with a subdomain in Google and MSN - did you have an issue getting rankings in Yahoo?

One subdomain I'm working with has pretty decent rankings in the G and in MSN, but has NO visibility in Yahoo.

Doesn't make sense to me - can anyone shed some light on this for me? Thanks.


4:35 am on May 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

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If you are ranking well on Google, it is not necessary that you will rank well on Yahoo! too. Both search engines follow different parameters in their algorithms to calculate the relevancy of the website. e.g. Google doesn't count all the backlinks but Yahoo! does. Further, Google does not take into account the keyword tag but Yahoo! does


3:47 am on May 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I created a subdomain this year to target a particular set of keywords. It ranks well in G, MSN, and also ranks #4 in Yahoo.com for the target keyword. The main domain wasn't previously on the first page.

Have you cjecked to make sure it's indexed by Yahoo?


2:51 pm on May 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the insight guys. Like Vicky said, I'm not so much worried about lack of ranking in Yahoo! - just curious as to why. I've never tracked a site that ranked well in Google and MSN but had no visibility in Yahoo!. Perhaps checking to see if it's indexed will be the best solution?


3:25 am on May 26, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hi JonBMX3,

Have you checked to make sure you're not blocking the subdomain using the Robots.txt file?

Sometimes, people block content access for certain search engines and allow it for others.


2:13 pm on May 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

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One of our active sites is ranking on top for main domain in both google/yahoo
but the sub-domain is not working anywhere in yahoo, but does ranks in google..

few years ago, it was vice-versa.
maybe, yahoo takes too long for reinclusion ?


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