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Re: Google, MSN and Yahoo Referrals

  • Subject: Re: Google, MSN and Yahoo Referrals
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@schestowitz.com>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 11:34:22 +0100
  • Newsgroups: alt.internet.search-engines
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / Manchester University
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Paul Burke wrote:

> On Tue, 12 Jul 2005 08:48:19 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@schestowitz.com> wrote:
>>In my main domain, I have never received many referrals from MSN or Yahoo.
>>I have never had an explanation, but did not seem to care much either. Are
>>there any well-known reasons why this may be? Google currently has ~100
>>times the amount of referrals from Yahoo and ~500 times the amount of
>>referrals from MSN. Google cannot be /that/ popular, can it? Judging by 2
>>other domains of mine, it is not by /that/ far ahead either.
>>Any advice please? I am probably doing something wrong, strategically at
> Hi Roy
> Have you checked where your keywords appear in Yahoo and MSN ?

I haven't yet. Has anybody got flexible scripts which scan log files? (Borek
or Bokma maybe?) I wouldn't like to spend effort reinventing the wheel.

> May be you rank higher in Google than you do the others, hence more
> people find you on google.
> hth
> plh
> Paul

That's true by definition. Better ranking => better SERPS placement => more

The question is: why would my site be disliked by Yahoo and MSN (or
conversely liked by Google). I am very critical of Microsoft, but their
robots shouldn't be able to detect that, right? Or maybe links from
Linux-oriented sites expose that, as well as dense sensitive keywords like
monopoly, or evil, or world domination, or "ugly guy called Ballmer"...

That doesn't explain why Yahoo give so little. It's worrying.

Quite frankly, there quite be an open, non-profit search engine just like
Wikipedia, Sourceforge or ICANN. Selective search engines which operate
hypocritically according to their own agenda and give biassed results must


Roy S. Schestowitz

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