Pages Ranking Poorly in Yahoo Search But Well in Google?

May 17, 2007 - 9:40 am 3 by
Filed Under Yahoo SEO

A WebmasterWorld thread keeps lingering on since March 15th of this year. The topic is that some SEOs and Webmasters are asking why they can't seem to rank well in Yahoo Search. The same webmasters tend to be doing just fine in Google, but Yahoo won't show them any love in the search results.

There are literally dozens of reports of this in that thread. Plus I have received phone calls and emails to this nature from many people asking me why.

The simple answer is that Yahoo Search is a different search engine than Google. They rank pages differently. But for Google to rank a page within the top ten and for Yahoo to not rank that page within the top 100 - is there something wrong?

If so, wrong with who? Is Google too easy? Is Yahoo broken? These are the questions folks are asking in the thread. Most are blaming Yahoo for not being the most relevant search engine. But those are the same people who are not doing well in Yahoo; yes, a bias and conflict of interest.

So where do we go from here? Simple. If you really care that much, tell Yahoo. They need examples. Problem is, you cannot post examples in WebmasterWorld. So what can you do? I have created a thread just for you to post examples at our forums, submit it to Site Ranking Poorly in Yahoo But Well in Google and I will do what I can to get Yahoo to review those sites and give us feedback.

The only criteria is that you have to have a top ten in Google for that phrase and not rank in the top 75 at Yahoo for the same phrase. If those conditions are met, I will do my best to get Yahoo to review those threads. I can't force them, but I will try to encourage them.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld but don't post URL examples there. Post your examples at Search Engine Roundtable Forums.


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