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6:20 am on Dec 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have a website that is very well ranked in Google, but there is not a single keyword ranked in Yahoo. There are total 26 pages indexed by Yahoo, but only 2 pages are showing in Yahoo's cache results. The website is 10 years old.

I am stuck with the following issues:

a- The reason for not ranking the website in Yahoo, when it is ranking well in Google

b- Why is Yahoo not showing its cache results for all of the website pages indexed?

c- Another issue I have found that the page content written on the index page on my website is given with strong tag and therefore all the content for home page is showing in strong fonts in Yahoo cache results.
May I know that how does Yahoo see strong tags? Could it be a reason of our optimization in respect to the Yahoo search engine?

d- Is there any possibility that Yahoo is penalizing my website, if so then what could be the reasons for that and how can I check it?

Please response to my queries ASAP.


7:41 pm on Dec 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/yahoo_search/3814066.htm [webmasterworld.com] by martinibuster - 1:45 pm on Dec. 24, 2008 (utc -8)

I have a site that is ranked number 1 in google for searches including - widgets, widgets uk, widgets london etc. The site has about 100 pages and all of them are optimized for one search or another and all rank very high in google.

I have also paid for yahoo directory inclusion and i am in DMOZ. I rank very well on MSN and AOL, but in a yahoo search for any of the phrases i mentioned earlier i just don't appear anywhere near the top.

We get about 2000 individual users a day which is great. The sites that yahoo does return for these phrases are generally not very useful. For instance the search term widget london yields at number 4 a fairly useless widget directory and between this listing and where we eventually appear are many websites that i know receive no where near the traffic that we do. Why does yahoo prefer these sites even though they have less relevance in the real world?

I've noticed that Yahoo likes to have the search term in the title or the URL. But simply basing ranking on this would be crazy...it returns so many useless sites? What do you all think?

[edited by: martinibuster at 9:44 pm (utc) on Dec. 24, 2008]
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7:42 am on Dec 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Site is ranking in top 10 of Google for very generic keywords "Widget" and "Widgets". But the site has no ranking existence in Yahoo.

Any specific reasons for this?
Does Yahoo directory have direct impact on the rankings?

[edited by: martinibuster at 7:57 am (utc) on Dec. 31, 2008]
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2:15 pm on Jan 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I've been in the same boat as you guys since I stopped paying for (and it stopped mattering) inclusion in the Y! directory (because I thought it was a scam).

I've sort of given up, as irrational as that may sound. I really can't figure out why content-rich sites that are over 7 years old deserve no consideration in the Y! rankings.


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