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Yahoo and MSN SERPS are absolute Trash – All Time Low

Professor asked 1 year ago
I have to say over the last month and a half MSN and Yahoo have hit their lowest of their lows in terms of serch return quality. The sites they now return for gambling terms are 99% trash and spam.

Well produced sites with unique content are virtually non existant….

This is positively disgusting to see. If these trends continue we are in real trouble as honest webmasters.

:grunt:

15 Answers
kdollar answered 1 year ago
I agree it is pretty disheartening when you put alot of time into a page and think it has quality information. Then when you finally get the page listed it is no where to be seen and the other pages that are ahead of it are redirects or banner farms…

Fergie answered 1 year ago
I’ve found that even top positions on Yahoo for some good gambling terms bings in little traffic. Is yahoo losing ground?

Seems to me that MSN has more traffic to give lately.

But at least they have variety for surfers – google dishes up the same old sites over and over for gambling phrases.

Also, it looks like MSN has gotten some control over all that subdomain crap.

kwblue answered 1 year ago
I get the best visitors from MSN and have for awhile.

Google plain sucks at the moment for Casino sites (all spam)

Yahoo is a VERY close second to Google in that respect.

SulkyGirl answered 1 year ago
I don’t know what it is, but I don’t get it. I am #1 for what I consider to be some pretty big keyword phrases in MSN, but I don’t get ANY traffic from them. I actually thought there must be a glitch somewhere. I am #1 for about 25 keyword phrases that, when they were #1 in Google, would have netted me hundreds of clicks per month. Last month I got ONE click from MSN, according the stats on my cPanel. How is this possible?

tryme1 answered 1 year ago
Like Fergie, I’m finding more MSN traffic than Yahoo these days – my rankings are comparable in both engines, so yeah, I think Yahoo is losing ground.

While, in the keywords I target at least, the Yahoo SERPs are OK, I have to agree with the Professor that for a high percentage of casino/gambling phrases, the results are crap.

Not only crap, but seemingly random crap. There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason why one site is top ten and another is #1000 or whatever.

Big Fish answered 1 year ago
yahoo and msn are more easily gamed than google. so, in general you will find a lot more sites with blog backlinks and sitewide link buys listed in yahoo and msn than you will google. this is only generally speaking of course. google allows its fair share of spam in their serps too (just look at some of the pages now). the difference is that google will get rid of most of those spam pages in time while yahoo and msn will likely keep them ranking.

mongoose answered 1 year ago
sulky, they aren’t Mac terms on a Microsoft search engine, are they?

SulkyGirl answered 1 year ago
mongoose wrote:
sulky, they aren’t Mac terms on a Microsoft search engine, are they?

Indeed they are. Why do you ask?

mongoose answered 1 year ago
i’m not sure. thought i remembered your site, and it seemed like a mis-match.

i don’t really know the mac mindset, but i imagine, given a choice, a mac user would use any thing but a microsoft product. search engines included.

could be wrong though, just a theory.

SulkyGirl answered 1 year ago
mongoose wrote:
i’m not sure. thought i remembered your site, and it seemed like a mis-match.

i don’t really know the mac mindset, but i imagine, given a choice, a mac user would use any thing but a microsoft product. search engines included.

could be wrong though, just a theory.

There’s definitely an anti-microsoft mindset with mac users, but I also rank high for terms like “no download gambling” (first! And no clicks from it!!) so who knows…