Yahoo Got More Unique US Visitors in July than Google

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  1. Barbara Kay profile image91
    Barbara Kayposted 5 years ago

    According to Web Pro News,Yahoo got 196.6 unique US visitors and Google got 192.3 million unique US visitors for July of this year. Google should be realizing that they aren't giving the best results. Maybe we should put more of our focus on what Yahoo wants.

    Anyone have any ideas what Yahoo wants?

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      As far as I understand, what google used to want.  Lots and lots of faked up backlinks.

      1. Barbara Kay profile image91
        Barbara Kayposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        That sounds tiring to me and something I'm not willing to work at.

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Me neither.  Write 'em and let 'em percolate in their own juice is my preferred method.

    2. Barbara Kay profile image91
      Barbara Kayposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I should have added that this isn't search engine traffic only, but includes traffic for Yahoo mail etc too.

    3. CraftytotheCore profile image81
      CraftytotheCoreposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't really understand how it all works.  But I had a friend who had an online business and she said most of her traffic came from writing articles on yahoo.  This was about 6 years ago so I don't know if Yahoo still has the same writing platform.

    4. Writer Fox profile image52
      Writer Foxposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Those figures are for traffic to the websites, not users using the search engines. Yahoo is primarily an entertainment site and Google is not.

      Presently, the Google search engine gets 83.13% of market share and Bing gets 14.20% (5.80% directly and another 8.40% through Yahoo). All search results on Yahoo are powered by Microsoft's Bing search engine.

      Bing wants the same things that Google does when it comes to search engine results. Here's a link to Bing's Webmaster Guidelines:
      http://www.bing.com/webmaster/help/webm … s-30fba23a

      1. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Was it Bing or Yahoo that Matt Cutts once proved had scraped it's algorithm?  It was a few years ago, I think.

        As I recall Google built into their algorithm a specific search result for a specific nonsensical string of characters.  What a surprise when (Bing?  Yahoo?) showed an identical result!  Cutts even posted the search results somewhere for the world to see.  Just after, of course, the competition went on record as all aggrieved that they would never, never steal such knowledge - they had their own engineers and didn't need to stoop to industrial espionage.  Funny as all get out!

 
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