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Yahoo Ranking confusion, help needed

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by _Sunny_, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. _Sunny_

    _Sunny_ BANNED BANNED

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    Ok,directly coming to the point, there is a site I am working on for last 2-3 months.
    When I started, it was nowhere in top 250 on google for a pretty competitive keyword but now its on page one.
    I am at #2 for same keyword at bing, #3 on yahoo.com

    but the problem is

    when I search on Yahoo India, I am nowhere in top 100 :(
    The keyword is targeted for Indian users and I guess I am losing decent traffic.

    Any idea about this weird ranking by yahoo?
     
  2. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    Country specific keywords are much tougher to rank in, especially a competitive market like India. You need more specific Indian backlinks, not just links from general websites. But also, Yahoo India probably doesn't actually get a lot of searches for your specific keyword. Yahoo is like 1% of searches, Google 99%.
     
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  3. _Sunny_

    _Sunny_ BANNED BANNED

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    Jus saw the alexa page of yahoo...

    http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/yahoo.com#

    seems like only 16% of the visitors on the site opt for search.

    Got something more interesting: For Bing.com ranked 21 in India, 57% of the users use the search function.

    Can I conclude that I might get more traffic from Bing even if I rank in top 3 on yahoo?
     
  4. luhasr

    luhasr Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes you can add some specific indian backlinks that will be help you lot.Then Try to concentrate on google.com .
     
  5. jenyasimon

    jenyasimon Registered Member

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    Try yahoo local thats crazy as well but if your luck works you will be on the top of everyone... Luck matters a lot with yahoo lolzz