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    How to do well in Yahoo?


    Yahoo is somewhat of a mystery to me. I figured all my hard work with google would naturally pay off in Yahoo. It seems not.

    While Google are sending me about 8,000 visitors a day, Yahoo is more like 200.

    I have focused on providing a good service which is naturally acquiring quality backlinks. My pages are well structured with all the relevant tags and well thought out titles etc.

    With Google most of my pages rank in the top 3 for the optimized keywords. Yahoo I'm often nowhere to be seen, hidden among a ton of new and spammy sites.

    Is there anything I can do to bump up my stats for Yahoo?
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    I notice the same affect with my e-commerce site (4 years old).

    I rank much better in Google & MSN.

    I have an xml sitemap registered with Yahoo.

    I see a lot of old, stale sites above mine in Yahoo.

    Makes no sense to me. What ever Yahoo values, it has to do with age as far as I can tell. Age of site? Age of backlinks?

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    Yahoo pays more attention on page optimization and but don't forget link building. Yahoo gets result in very long time in high competitive keywords. (Itís my assumptions but feed back and comment most welcome)
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    I think that Yahoo is giving more weight on the on-page factors of a site such as the KWs in content, KW placement, anchor text, etc. However, a balanced on-page and off-page optimization will do the trick for you to gain a better SERP position.
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    all they said was correct, i think Yahoo focuses more on "On Page Otimization" and to add up, i noticed that they prefer those sites who are active... i mean, those sites that are always updated, like blogs, classifieds and others...
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    Do you have a good stats in Yahoo compared on Google?
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    its just an opinion and i just noticed it...

    try comparing this:

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=buy+soma&btnG=Google+Search

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    http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=buy+soma&fr=yfp-t-501&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&vc=&fp_ip=PH
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    this is confusing for me also


    I am searching for explanations about how to optimize specifically for yahoo, but every article proclaiming to help with yahoo SEO is giving 90% general SEO tips.
    the only thing I found helpful is a claim that yahoo favors higher KW density - between 5% and 8%, whereas anything over 2% is considered to be KW stuffing as far as google is concerned (so I am told), or using unique meta KWs for each page.

    I could not find any link advice which is unique to yahoo, unlike google and MSN.

    What does it boil down to?
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    So... nobody knows how to optimize for yahoo?
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    Originally Posted by Jonza_Monza
    So... nobody knows how to optimize for yahoo?
    yes thats right no one here knows how to optimize for yahoo .... read the posts and search the forums for legit advice and techniques, saying that make you look retarded
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    Originally Posted by Cshermgo
    yes thats right no one here knows how to optimize for yahoo .... read the posts and search the forums for legit advice and techniques, saying that make you look retarded
    ... thanks for the contribution and for making me feel welcome.

    What said 3 posts ago is that I have searched dozens of posts and articles and could not find optimization tips which were unique for yahoo. It is all just general SEO tips.

    I will gladly admit my retardation once someone presents some real SEO strategy unique to yahoo here.
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    Cool


    check your yahoo listings for the targeted keywords. One of my website is deriving traffic from google which has good listings compared to yahoo.
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    Originally Posted by Jonza_Monza
    So... nobody knows how to optimize for yahoo?
    Of course, just do a bit of keyword stuffing and get some links...you will be at the top.

    Remember, Yahoo is more of on-page rather than off-page, so keep your titles, description and even Meta keywords according to your targeted keywords [yahoo still considers META keywords in their ranking algorithm]. Organize headers properly and stuff in your keyword/s a little more within your content.

    Of course you need links after that...try some directories and link exchanges.

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    Thank you.
    so that's a good tip - focus on your KWs in all on-page tags.

    I am retarded.

    Now do you know if there are linking strategies unique to yahoo? Does yahoo give priority to quantity, like MSN, or more to relevance and "reliability", like google?
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    onpage and links works for me...
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