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    Question Strange ranking results.

    Hello,

    I've been checking search engine rankings with an online tool and received some results I can't explain, but wish to understand.

    For example the website, using the keywords 'education supplies uk', gets the following results:

    Google: #2
    Yahoo! Search: No - Not in top 50
    MSN: No - Not in top 50
    AOL: #2

    Why is it that the site ranks so high using the Google and AOL search engine, and get such bad results using Yahoo! or MSN? How can I make the website rank better in the other search engines?

    Cheers,

    MJ
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    Question Re: Strange ranking results.

    Quote Originally Posted by MJW View Post
    Hello,

    I've been checking search engine rankings with an online tool and received some results I can't explain, but wish to understand.

    For example the website, using the keywords 'education supplies uk', gets the following results:

    Google: #2
    Yahoo! Search: No - Not in top 50
    MSN: No - Not in top 50
    AOL: #2

    Why is it that the site ranks so high using the Google and AOL search engine, and get such bad results using Yahoo! or MSN? How can I make the website rank better in the other search engines?

    Cheers,

    MJ
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    Re: Strange ranking results.

    In general - Yahoo and MSN pay a lot more attention to the content of a site and Google (AOL's results are Googles by the way) pays more attention to links.

    My first bit of advice would have been to build more content but looking at the Google cache you have thousands of site pages already. Have you created an XML site-map and submitted it to Yahoo and MSN?
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    Re: Strange ranking results.

    Heres a link to a post about sitemaps:

    XML Sitemaps
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    Re: Strange ranking results.

    AOL uses Google results. Have you always ranked well in Google? Have you never ranked well in MSN and Yahoo?

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    Exclamation Re: Strange ranking results.

    I get the opposite.
    My bigjohnsamui site is top of Yahoo search for 'hotel koh samui' and on page 6 of google.

    I've never figured out how to get top ranking in Google. If anyone can tell me how I'd love to know!

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    Re: Strange ranking results.

    >checking search engine rankings with an online tool

    Is there a free tool that will do this? If so what is the URL? Thanks!
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    Re: Strange ranking results.

    OOPS,... this post was a big mistake lol. Forget it was ever here...
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    Re: Strange ranking results.

    Quote Originally Posted by MJW View Post
    Hello,

    I've been checking search engine rankings with an online tool and received some results I can't explain, but wish to understand.

    For example the website, using the keywords 'education supplies uk', gets the following results:

    Google: #2
    Yahoo! Search: No - Not in top 50
    MSN: No - Not in top 50
    AOL: #2

    Why is it that the site ranks so high using the Google and AOL search engine, and get such bad results using Yahoo! or MSN? How can I make the website rank better in the other search engines?

    Cheers,

    MJ

    AOL = Google search results and there can be various reasons why it goes good in Google and not in the other 2. Yahoo is generally slow, MSN has very different ranking logic.

    Also,.. are you sure it's all the correct local versions of the engines?
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