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2:12 am on Jul 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I need some help. I've got some Web sites that need to improve in the Yahoo SERPs. I am not a SEO/SEM newbie at all, but have been out of the "SEO field" for a couple of years now.

Can anyone point me in the right direction concerning improving Yahoo SERPS?

Here's what has been done so far:

1.) Submitted Site to Yahoo Free Web
2.) Registered sites with Yahoo Site Explorer.
3.) Submitted valid sitemap.xml
4.) Submitted valid RSS feed for news/press/etc.

Basic On Page Optimization Done:

1.) Specific Title, Meta Desc., Meta Keywords
2.) Targeted H1,H2 tags with well written textual content.
3.) Good site link structure using CSS navigation divs.

Yahoo Pages: 751 (out of around 1500 actual)
Yahoo Inlinks: 150 (using: except this domain option)

Just doesn't seem like we're doing that bad. I can't seem to rank in the 20 for our main terms. I've been able to crack into the top 20 in Google for the majority of our related terms, as I'm familiar with what Google likes to see.

Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks in advance.

11:26 am on July 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo seems to like good file names matching the titles, and on-the-page content matching the same has always helped.

Any other tips and suggestions?

10:20 pm on July 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have fairly good filenames. I went ahead and designed good Meta Descriptions and several on-topic Meta keywords. I figure they can't hurt my Google rankings too much; I hope.
3:38 am on July 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo is a Search Joke IMO - all over the road. But I'm able to get a lot of side pages on high with them once you know what works. The above poster who mentioned good titling and matching intro sentences has the right idea. Also, writing a good description for your directory listing is pretty huge (since once it's done, it's pretty well done), as they default to that a lot on many sites.

I'm proud of all of high ranking stuff on Google as that is no accident and Google is the man. But I have to say I have some real cheapy pages that come up #1 on a lot of stuff on Yahoo. It works to my advantage I guess. Get a little of both.


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