Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from

Forum Moderators: martinibuster

Message Too Old, No Replies

Yahoo.com and Yahoo.co.uk

Search engine result differences between Yahoo.com and Yahoo.co.uk

4:47 pm on Jan 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

New User

10+ Year Member

joined:Jan 12, 2008
votes: 0

Hi to everyone at WW,

I have been reading this board for over a year now and this is my first time posting :)

We have a widget company in Malta.
Our clients are mostly tourists from the UK and Europe.

We rank in top 10 on Yahoo.com
We do not rank at all in Yahoo.co.uk

It's weird. I've read related posts here and have applied them and it has been over 6 months and no change.

- We are hosted on a dedicated IP on a UK server.
- Our whois information is our address in Malta.
- We are listed in Yahoo! regional directory under Malta.
- We have over 20 incoming links from Maltese websites (even some with .mt tld)
- We have 10 or so incoming links from .co.uk websites.
- We mention UK related information on our homepage and inner pages.
- Our domain is registered since 2005 and we are doing fine on Google.com and Google.co.uk

I just can't figure out why we are not listed on Yahoo.co.uk.

Any ideas?

[edited by: martinibuster at 5:07 pm (utc) on Jan. 12, 2008]
[edit reason] Removed specifics. [/edit]

12:27 am on Jan 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

Junior Member from US 

10+ Year Member

joined:Feb 15, 2006
posts: 103
votes: 0

I have a simular situation where I am number two for local widget in Yahoo USA but 50 in Yahoo Japan. The site is a Japanese language site, hosted in Japan with a Japanese domain name.

When I was at Pubcon, I asked the Yahoo reps about it and they told me to spend more money on Yahoo Search Marketing...

12:52 am on Jan 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:July 22, 2001
votes: 0

Maltacar, two things you could try, get a directory listing in Y! UK/Ireland, and use a geolocation tool to check your site actually is on a UK IP.
3:20 pm on Jan 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

New User

10+ Year Member

joined:Jan 12, 2008
posts: 2
votes: 0

I did check my ip address and it is in the UK.

I am listed in Yahoo Directory already, as per my 3rd bullet.
Is there a such thing like Yahoo! USA Directory and Yahoo! UK Directory?

As far as I understand, Google says that buying ads with Adwords program has zero influence in their organic search algorithms. If the Yahoo rep you spoke to, is implying that your site would rank in Yahoo Japan after you begin spending money with Yahoo Search Marketing, then does that mean Yahoo! is boosting rankings of websites which advertise with them?

Also, did you actually try Yahoo Search Marketing and notice any differences in your ranking in Yahoo Japan?

Thank you all for the feedback.