Yahoo SEO Versus Google SEO

One of the fascinating things about following a contest such as this, is the opportunity to take a careful look at the search engine results on a day by day basis and see them update. Today this blog is #3 on Yahoo, yet it is nowhere to be found on Google. Of course the question then becomes, what observations can I make from this about how Yahoo interprets search engine rankings?

  1. I’ve heard that Yahoo favors longer content on an individual page, and the homepage of this blog is probably one of the longest diatribes about this contest on the Internet
  2. Many of the links to this blog are nofollow comments made on other peoples blogs, and so maybe yahoo gives less of a discount to nofollow comments
  3. This blog is a sub-domain of an authority site, so maybe Yahoo gives more credit to subdomains than Google does

If anyone else has any other observations about the differences on the rankings for this contest on Yahoo versus Google, I’d love to hear your comments.