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    Good with Google = Good Enough?


    In the last two months I've made site changes to our primary site that have resulted in a huge increase in cached pages by Google, and a corresponding flood of traffic, from 150 uniques per day to 550. However, Yahoo has been like a snail in caching our new, SE friendly pages, and we haven't seen any bump in their traffic.

    For those in this business, would these results be enough for you to be satisfied with the traffic and move on to the next thing (content creation, new site construction, link building, etc), or would you continue to expend effort to make Yahoo happy, too? (we're pretty good w/ MSN)

    With it seeming like Google is the more fickle mistress to please, and the more important one to please, I'm thinking I should just let things simmer for awhile and let Yahoo catch up on it's own schedule, but I'm interested to hear what others might do in a similar situation.
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    I would move on and ignore Yahoo for now.
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    it's harder to please all of three. You got two of them. That's good enough
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    Yahoo often needs time. Maybe they have their own type of sandbox

    With the growing respect for Yahoo it is still/again very important. But then again you can't rush time (unless you're Dr.Who or something). Go with Donna's advice. If your stuff is good, Yahoo will catch up. Before you know it, Slurp will eat you like crazy (!) and your Y! ranking will match MSN's...
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    I find google is most important but Yahoo and MSN still bring 30% of my SE traffic.
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    Google is definitely most important. Google not only brings a lot of traffic, but also traffic from Google has much higher conversion rate.
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    I'm experiencing a phenomenon with Yahoo I don't quite understand - not only is traffic dropping, cached pages are also dropping. And at the same time the Googlebots are visitng frequently and adding pages. I have no idea what this is about, and though I'm fat and happy with Google traffic, I'm a little concerned with this Yahoo trend.

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