__/ [ colin ] on Monday 27 February 2006 20:31 \__
> I've always had more traffic from Yahoo than Google - it's typically been
> easier for me to get a good position in Yahoo.
> For some reason now, Yahoo will only crawl only a few pages of my latest
> site - http://www.hot-wallpaper-babes.com/.
> Google on the other hand is crawling it fine and sending some traffic.
> Any ideas why Yahoo is not coming to the party?
There are several aspects to judge search engines traffic/activity by:
* Amount of crawling
* Number of pages indexed (not the same as the above)
* Number of referrals (irrespective of the above)
Also bear in mind that Google is used by more technical Net citizens (I can
provide a link to a study in order to back the statement), so depending on
the nature of the site, the source of referrals will vary.
Questions to ponder:
* Which sites is the new site linked from? What is their nature? 'Freshness'?
* Is Yahoo more reluctant to crawl /new/ sites? Its crawling capacity is
lower, so it sounds likely. Google is usually among the first (if not /the/
first) to 'come to the party'.
* Can the so-called 'sandbox effect' play a role here? Many believe that
Google will initially place new sites at the top, for a limited amount of
time. It's a temporary boost.
* Take a look at the number of crawled pages and do a like-with-like
comaprison involving the new site, as well as the older one.
Hope it helps,
Roy S. Schestowitz
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