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Not ranking in Google? Try Yahoo.

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by C@MEL, Sep 19, 2012.

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  1. C@MEL

    C@MEL Regular Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have a site which is ranking for a high competitive keyword with 166k exact searches in Yahoo, in Google I would never make it. So why not trying to get a nice rank in Yahoo/Bing. Google is the biggest one, but if you find a nice keyword you can probably make more money with Yahoo then with Google. Here some tips to get ranked in Yahoo/Bing:

    On-Site SEO: This is a key focus for Yahoo, its algorithm tends to focus on bold words and more meta related data, like titles, headers and descriptions. Yahoo likes long titles, 10-15 words is what is key. It also tend to target more guide related pages, so using keywords like "How to" are helpful.


    Off-Site SEO
    : Yahoo has a different look on the value of this. They only look at backlinks as a whole number, rank of the source, quality, non of that matters to them. They are looking for the total number and whether or not a link is d0f0ll0w or nofollow, they will ignore nofollow links so there is no balance there.


    Quality of Content: This is the most important aspect according to Yahoo for ranking your site. Yahoo loves content and lots of it, the longer the post the better, this didn't used to the be the case. The 2009 update showed that longer posts tend to rank better, from my experience an a post that reaches close to 1500 words or higher tends to do very well.


    Keyword Stuffing: Now in Google there is a fairly strict limit of keywords you can have based on the amount of characters displayed on the page, anything that passes that line can be flagged and penalized. Yahoo however, is a language based search engine and targets keywords in a more broad spectrum, so they tolerate far more keywords on any one page. This is perfect for an experienced webmaster who knows how to use keywords effectively.


    Click-Through Rank
    : This is kind of like Google's PageRank, it counts click-throughs as votes almost, the more votes the better your rank. Theres a flip side to this as well, if your site has great content and no click-throughs then Yahoo see's this page or website as worthless and won't rank it very well. Good use of meta keywords, headers, titles, tags, etc. will fix this problem if you every have it, a well developed website usually won't.


    Website Age: Age is an important factor for Yahoo, there's not much you can do about this other than wait or buy an old domain. Never the less its an important factor for ranking well within Yahoo. They see age as a credibility factor, a 2 year old site has much more authority than a 2 month old site, in most cases this should be the case.

    Do you have any tips? And it HAVE to be listed? Let me know!

    Hopefully this will work out for you!


    Thx always appreciated :)

    C@MEL
     
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    ja1myn Senior Member

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    Are you getting good traffic from your Yahoo ranks? Any conversions?
     
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    I disagree with this... quality of your backlinks always matter. Plus, why NOT care about the quality of your links? You should always try to rank in Google even if you can't because 66%+ of the internet market is using Google.
     
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    cpdudeson Registered Member

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    too small of a market shares uses yahoo to make a difference in your internet marketing campaign. yeah its difficult to rank on google or even bing but that is what everyone is using.
     
  6. C@MEL

    C@MEL Regular Member

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    Heey,

    Maybe are you right but Google is much more strict and dedicated to high Pr and quality links, Yahoo also but less. It is always good to get high quality links. Im now on my iPad I will change it litle tomorrow.

    About visitors, on place 5 I get about 20-40 visitors a day. Not that much but They convert really really well! Average of 5-6 minutes on the site, They visit many pages and about 3-8 high CPC clicks a day.

    C@MEL


    Sorry for bad english, im on a Dutch iPad without grammar controle etc.
     
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    When people searching something on web they says Google it NOT Yahoo it. So we want to fight for ranking in google, so that we get better results.
     
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