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Why is Yahoo number one in Alexa?

Discussion in 'Yahoo' started by Whitley Journalism, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. ayaw

    ayaw Peon

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    #61
    Yahoo is older than Google

    1+1+1+1+1+1 is greater than 2+2
     
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  2. Eva SEO

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    #62
    You need to remember that Google only started off as a search engine where as Yahoo has had their email accounts, search engines and much more for alot longer. Google has expanded their range alot lately and I am sure it wont be long before Google takes the top spot, as more and more people use their other new services.
     
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    yuva Well-Known Member

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    #63
    when you logged out from yahoo mail, you will be redirected to yahoo home page..so traffic is much increased to them...
     
    yuva, Nov 5, 2008 IP
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    atulperx Banned

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    #64
    Yahoo messenger , yahoo mail , yahoo finance most viewed page daily from stock markt users make yahoo.com number one . I also spend daily 5 to 6 hours in yahoo finance page for tracking work stock market stats .
     
    atulperx, Nov 5, 2008 IP
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    #65
    Yahoo has different services in their home page ....See the extensions mail.yahoo.com (Gmail.com),search.yahoo.com(Google.com),video.yahoo.com....As far as Alexa is concerned ,they add up the traffic to the sub domains to main domain traffic ...ie, Google(as a domain name) is not added up with traffic from Youtube ,Feedburner etc...But probably if it was youtube.google.com and feedburner.google.com
     
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    a$$-wise Active Member

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    #66
    %There are many reasons but the obvious reason is:
    yahoo is bigger than google content wise.
     
    a$$-wise, Nov 5, 2008 IP
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    #67
    Yes, this is the only reason,
    google.com has rank 2
    youtube has 3
    blogger is within 10
    google.co.in is within 15
    google.co.uk is within 25

    & almost all of the sites undertaken by google are within 300-500

    and yahoo has only site(TLD) .com, within different sub-domains, like finance, in, news, sports etc, so all that traffic counts to yahoo.com only


    f google start redirecting all traffic to someting like youtube.google.com, blogger.google.com, in.google.com, uk.google.com, etc then yahoo cannot compete with google even in its dream for alexa rank 1.
     
    sai_510, Nov 6, 2008 IP
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    #68
    Yahoo Mail was earlier then Gmail (google mail).
     
    Ry4n, Nov 6, 2008 IP
  9. SeoVeteran33

    SeoVeteran33 Well-Known Member

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    #69
    Good lord, why is it so hard for people to understand that Yahoo simply gets more traffic than Google?
     
    SeoVeteran33, Nov 24, 2008 IP
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    #70
    I feel slow - but I had actually never thought about it like that before. +Rep for you! :eek:
     
    QualityContentCreation, Nov 24, 2008 IP
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    #71
    because is old and is a portal too and its getting visit from keyword rather that only direct
     
    joeit79, Nov 27, 2008 IP
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    #72
    Yahoo's web presence worldwide is huge - as many people have stated they are diversified across many spectrums of major traffic drivers throughout the web - search, news, games, EMAIL, and entertainment
     
    ideamarketing, Nov 28, 2008 IP
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    #73
    OMG, whoever post this is so ignorance. Yahoo's traffic is way way more than google. GOOGLE X10 < YAHOO (just a expression)

    The reason you would ask this because ur living in U.S I believe.

    In other countries, like most population ones, the entire india, or asia, they may only recognize yahoo. the only thing they may know is google search engine (most people do not search). compare yahoo.cn, google.cn. google isn't not even 1/20 of yahoo. (china internet users already the no.1 in the world since this year). research only takes 10-20% of total traffic. In development countries like china and india, people do not search (alot). They don't sit in front of computer alot, when they open up yahoo homepage, they got everything they need. some of them may not even been to google homepage. Google may have higher traffic thank yahoo in north america and European (and not by much). but in other continents, google is barely recognized. "what do I need to search?" "I just need a free email", "I just want to listen music, and watch news" They do not search. by the way, in china, baidu is the dominated search engine.

    In most of newbie internet users, yahoo is the only page they visit, and use the free email they provide.

    my site rank higher than google in india and the countries around india.

    just need to compare google.in, yahoo.in, google.cn.yahoo.cn.
    example:
    India 39,565
    India 2,923

    in financial view:
    google's business just misleading you all , learn it deeper dud,yes google's gross margin and Operating Margin is 2-3 times than yahoo. it only means google's business is high profit and low costs. but yahoo is high profit and high cost. it is all due to the search engine business. Americans and European search alot and spend alot that's where google ads so profitable.

    there is more to say but too tire to write....
     
    goldenmage, Nov 29, 2008 IP
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    #74
    Yahoo! offers more services than Google. That's why. Google only has the most popular search engine, but they don't have so much services as Yahoo!.
     
    AndrewMaclean, Nov 29, 2008 IP
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    #75
    this is the answer most would say


    apart from it yahoo is old and google don't have more wings as yahoo
     
    suganindia, Nov 29, 2008 IP
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    #76
    yep it is becuase yahoo have been using for other too many categories too and google mostly used for search engine.
     
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    #77
    What are you talking about?! Why on Earth would Alexa count YouTube.com, Blogger.com, and Google.com together to form Google.com's Alexa rank????????

    That's like saying my alexa rank should be calculated by adding the traffic from ALL 100+ of my sites simply because I own them.

    GOOGLE USES THE SAME SUBDOMAINS YAHOO DOES!!!
    finance.yahoo.com = finance.google.com
    news.yahoo.com = news.google.com
    mail.yahoo.com = mail.google.com

    Do we see any similarities here?? Please say yes.
     
    SeoVeteran33, Dec 5, 2008 IP
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    #78
    Alexa ranking can be so easily manipulated. Most people that favor Yahoo are more likely to install toolbars that are not Google (that is Alexa). Their sampling is FAR smaller than the global number of users. It is based solely on Alexa Toolbar users. That's it!

    boxcar
     
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    #79
    That doesn't matter you know, as the gmail domain once again redirects us to mail.google.com ;)

    But many country search online using google but with their local google domain that is, in India, it is set to default to search in google.co.in in many computers.

    All such cases makes Google to be 2nd to Yahoo. But actually Google should be getting more traffic than yahoo.
     
    icpathi, Dec 5, 2008 IP
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    #80
    Yahoo is bigger than google content wise. But Google is very bigger than yahoo in database wise. Am not talking only about Google database. But inclusive of all other wings of Google.
     
    icpathi, Dec 5, 2008 IP