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Does Yahoo Sabotogue Google Winners?

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When I do poory in Google I notice my Yahoo ratings are pretty good.

When I do great in Google I notice my Yahoo ratings are quite low.

 

I see a pattern to this.

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Congratulations! you have (re)discovered that the G and Y algos are quite different. :)

 

You can test this yourself by opening two windows, one each for G and Y and running the same searches.

 

Or take the easy route and use ready-made tools: How To Compare Results on Different Search Engines is a nice roundup by Ann Smarty in Search Engine Journal.

 

Of course why let algo differences get in the way of a good conspiracy theory? :ph34r:

 

Whenever you 'over' emphasise the likes of one you will often be de-emphasising the likes of the other. Same with MSN/Live and Ask. However, it is possible to do well in more than one SE at a time.

 

I have given each SE a female persona. And then pretend I want to date each without the others finding out. Relationships are tough but a webdev's gotta do what a webdevs gotta do. :cheers:

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I agree. My sites that rank superbly in Google do poorly in Yahoo.

 

I do see some pattern to this... when I have a site that makes it to the top of a difficult Google search it does not rank well for the root term at Yahoo but I do get a lot of long tail traffic from Yahoo.

 

I am very glad that MSN is not still trying to buy Yahoo... because if that happened and the Yahoo algo was used at MSN and live... I would lose a lot of money.

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I agree Egol

Now that I'm finally rocking with Google, I hope it dominates.

 

When I'm doing poorly with Google, for some reason, Yahoo is ranking well and my respect for Yahoo goes up.

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