Saturday, September 11, 2004

Monitoring SERPs

Back to that spreadsheet this morning - yes, I'm still tracking search engine rankings manually at the moment. A few quick searches show excellent progress, mainly in Google.

For one of my newer pages, adding an inbound link from a PR5 resulted in moving up from #9 to #3 in a matter of days. As for Yahoo, that page still isnt in the top 100 results. I am determined to 'master' Yahoo ranking by the end of this year! There has to be something vital that I am missing there... though I'm not sure what it is. Hmm.

I've found a few articles to read up on:

(plenty of backlinks, appropriate link text & keyword density)

"In short, if you are doing well in Google, work on your "onpage" factors and you will do well in yahoo!"

"Inktomi is very old-school when it comes to Keyword densities, keyword arrangement and simple-site structure."

The purpose of this article is to address known SEO relating to Yahoo! and Inktomi for the benefit of optimising for that search engine.


A quick search on Yahoo shows that they have 612 pages from my domain indexed. Looks like I have a lot of work to do ;)