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Why is Yahoo number one in Alexa?

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

  1. icpathi

    icpathi Peon

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    #81
    You are correct that alexa rankings can be easily manipulated. But not in the case for those websites that are ranked in the first 1000. Websites within this rank can't keep manipulate alexa ranking as they will not show their interest on them and also there will be extremely huge traffic in every site under 1000 alexa ranks so that it is not so easy to cheat alexa.
    SEMrush
     
    icpathi, Dec 5, 2008 IP
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  2. icpathi

    icpathi Peon

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    #82
    what about yahoo videos? They are subdomain in yahoo but not the case with Google. Youtube is JUST next to yahoo and Google in ranking. So, consider if youtube.com is not separate but a subdomain of Google.

    That one single website itself may be capable of taking Google above than Yahoo as youtube is just ranking 3rd. Anyway, there are lot other national TLD's used by Google for search purpose. Like Google.co.in and google.co.uk which are just ranking within 30s. Just think in that way if all those separate domains were just a subdomain under Google.com - Google would have been ranking first. But I think Google doesn't even cares about alexa.
     
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    #84
    Google has loads of different domains, but yahoo has one.
    Subdomains don't count.
     
    Ludatha, Dec 5, 2008 IP
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    Valkerie Well-Known Member

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    #85
    I actually think Yahoo has a better search engine. Many times Google searches lead to MFA sites. Yahoo actually lists relevant authority sites that Google has on page 5, 6 or 7.
     
    Valkerie, Dec 5, 2008 IP
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    kraftzy Active Member

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    #86
    don't underestimate yahoo ... they have got a good following .... they are more than a search engine after all (though they fail miserabaly when it comes to only search engine)
     
    kraftzy, Dec 5, 2008 IP
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    flatroxs Banned

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    #87
    yahoo is number one in alexa simply because alexa deal with traffic and yahoo had a great traffic ratio
     
    flatroxs, Dec 5, 2008 IP
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    #88
    ROFL.

    I think some of your pages are not shown in front page of Google but in yahoo. :p

    My page also is shown in first page of Yahoo for a not much searched keyword. But I still know, Google is the best search engine
     
    icpathi, Dec 6, 2008 IP
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    SeoVeteran33 Well-Known Member

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    #89
    No. Once again this is wrong.

    http://video.google.com/

    is equal to

    http://video.yahoo.com/

    Counting YouTube traffic toward google.com's Alexa rank is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. It will never happen. It should never happen. Saying that it should happen makes no sense whatsoever.
     
    SeoVeteran33, Dec 6, 2008 IP
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    SeoVeteran33 Well-Known Member

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    #90
    No, this is wrong. One more time...

    news.google.com = news.yahoo.com
    finance.google.com = finance.yahoo.com
    mail.google.com = mail.yahoo.com
    video.google.com = video.yahoo.com
    google.com = yahoo.com

    ROFL. www.gmail.com redirects to www.google.com. Sorry.
     
    SeoVeteran33, Dec 6, 2008 IP
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    #91
    many feel that yahoo has a better search than google when it comes to relevancy.
     
    luboo, Dec 6, 2008 IP
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    #92
    If you ask me - i think Google's gonna purchase Yahoo in a short time :) Wait and see. It's taking over the whole market. It IS the market.
     
    FriendlyBear, Dec 6, 2008 IP
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    SeoVeteran33 Well-Known Member

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    #93
    That could be really bad. I'm all for Google and their company because let's face it, if you're a full time webmaster, you rely on Google for your income. However, history has proven that absolute power is never a good thing.

    If Google acquires Yahoo they'd own 90% of the search market. Pretty much a monopoly. If MSN gets Yahoo, then MSN suddenly owns nearly 30% of the search market.

    Hopefully nobody ever gets Yahoo and Yahoo just stays as is. Google needs healthy competition just like any other company. It helps to keep their standards high.
     
    SeoVeteran33, Dec 7, 2008 IP
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    #94
    Yahoo without doubt has the most visitors in the world! But Google is king when it comes to search, yahoo provides email services, news and the list goes on!

    Its a portal google is a search engine!
     
    mrfazee, Dec 7, 2008 IP
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    #95
    Because China have the largest population in the world so their viewers have higher chance to have Alexa toolbar installed.

    Most importantly China peoples love Yahoo! Yahoo! & Yahoo!
     
    snvc, Dec 7, 2008 IP
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    SEOBOT Banned

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    #96
    Alexa tracks page visits via toolbar and its sense that yahoo.com is most visited and its sections are divided within its subdomains rather than using another domain for it.So yahoo ranks first in alexa.
     
    SEOBOT, Dec 7, 2008 IP
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    #97
    The theory's that are presented in this forum have become comical
     
    FightRice, Dec 7, 2008 IP
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    #98
    If you take all google traffic together than it will be much more than yahoo. Still Yahoo is pretty big in itself.
     
    BUSA, Dec 7, 2008 IP
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    #99
    it is number one beacuse they have so much other content on the site
     
    b1e2n3i4, Dec 7, 2008 IP
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    SeoVeteran33 Well-Known Member

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    #100
    Wow. I am shocked at how many people believe this. Did anyone actually do some research on their own or are they just repeating wrong information that others give? I'm curious.

    But once again, what you have said is wrong.

    Proof:
    news.google.com = news.yahoo.com
    finance.google.com = finance.yahoo.com
    mail.google.com = mail.yahoo.com
    video.google.com = video.yahoo.com
    google.com = yahoo.com
     
    SeoVeteran33, Dec 8, 2008 IP