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Is Yahoo traffic better than Google traffic?

Discussion in 'Yahoo' started by pdmac8, Jul 1, 2009.

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    I have been receiving a number of hits on my sites recently from Yahoo and have noticed a large conversion percentage, so I did some musing as to why Yahoo traffic might convert better;

    1 - Google is the search engine for the masses so everyone uses it and the majority of your hits will just be "surfers", looking for something interesting and staying on sites for 0-5 seconds
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    2 - Yahoo users are probably a bit more descerning Internet users and are more likely to be looking for what they find and consequently stay on the site for longer, and may well convert

    3 - Yahoo users may be of a breed who have become disheartened by all the rubbish that Google tries to force on users and are after a search engine that just gives results, so they use Yahoo to find your site and are serious about what they click on

    Nonetheless, I have seen a marked increase in my conversion rate and I will no longer rule out Yahoo as a powerful search tool for my websites
     
    pdmac8, Jul 1, 2009 IP
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  2. lindamood1

    lindamood1 Active Member

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    still google having good traffic and good no of people who search compare to yahoo
     
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  3. pdmac8

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    I agree that the numbers of people who find my site through Google is far higher than all other engines put together, but I have noticed that I get a different type of viewer from Yahoo, one who is more dedicated to what they are searching for and not just someone jumping from one site to another.

    Be interested to hear others views ...
     
    pdmac8, Jul 2, 2009 IP
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    I heard from people who do PPC that they got more conversion rate from Yahoo.
     
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    yes i totally agree with OP, When it comes to quality of traffic those are real visitors, Yahoo is better than Google.
     
    linksmeter, Jul 2, 2009 IP
  6. Bohra

    Bohra Prominent Member

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    OP you have a point but why do you feel people searching on google arent actually going to stay for long ?
     
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  7. rathin

    rathin Peon

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    as for my site google is at top now,but that op said is true

    may be yahoo make long lasting vistors
     
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  8. itsallwhite

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    I agree, although I get very little traffic from Yahoo the ones I do tend to convert higher than google visitors - i don't really know why though, perhaps it is more targetted. I also find the same with bing - espesically PPC. i seem to find it hard to get good yahoo serps though
     
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  9. SonnyCooL

    SonnyCooL Peon

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    i prefer yahoo traffic, it consistent not like google, once ur major keyword Serp drop and traffic drop too but this thing hardly happen in Yahoo SE ......

    my site stat :
    yahoo :
    Page visit : 7.
    Ave time : 3.56 minute
    Bounce Rate : 32%

    Goolge :
    Page visit : 5.2
    Ave time :1.52 minute
    Bounce Rate : 59 %

    btw i have more Yahoo traffic then google :)
    2.4k vs 400 (g)
    :)
     
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  10. ~kev~

    ~kev~ Well-Known Member

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    From the traffic going to my forum, and from my google analytics account, traffic from yahoo has a 20% lower bounce rate then traffic from google.

    So yes, yahoo traffic is more targeted and has a lower bounce rate then google. Traffic from google has a 48% bounce rate, yahoo traffic has a 28% bounce rate.
     
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    Yes, I see higher quality traffic from Yahoo. More real consumers and less trash, less bots, and less competitors clicking around.

    Just MUCH lower volume ;)
     
    Reseg, Jul 2, 2009 IP
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    gauravgrt Peon

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    I totally agree with op, the conversion rate from yahoo traffic is much better than google. I hope yahoo will enjoy its era again. :)
     
    gauravgrt, Jul 2, 2009 IP
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    CarolinaInvestor.com Peon

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    I rank better on yahoo so I wish it was true. Even so I get more traffic from google.
     
    CarolinaInvestor.com, Jul 2, 2009 IP
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    I also feel that yahoo results are better than google sometimes.
     
    player82, Jul 2, 2009 IP
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    Most people coming to my site from Google more than Yahoo or from the others but I haven't checked the time people staying between Google and Yahoo.
     
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    for me, google traffic is much better then yahoo
     
    Kuna, Jul 6, 2009 IP
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    mr_vampire Well-Known Member

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    Conversion rate of Yahoo traffic is better.I've seen this earlier.
     
    mr_vampire, Jul 6, 2009 IP
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    for me, google traffic is much better then yahoo..........

    as google is much popular.!!:)
     
    zmaxunder, Jul 6, 2009 IP
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    It's true. Visitors from yahoo stay longer on my site.
     
    larryatdp, Jul 6, 2009 IP
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    robben Well-Known Member

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    Yahoo visitors are cool.........
     
    robben, Jul 6, 2009 IP