Yahoo and Bing rankings identical?

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Hi Warriors,

I would like to know if Yahoo and Bings ranking are exactly the same?

I have a site that has gone a little crazy lately in the search engines, mainly yahoo and bing. My traffic dropped right off but then shot up for a week or so, and now has dropped of again.

I noticed that I was ranked #7 for my keyword for both yahoo and bing, only now I have dropped to 25 for the same keyword on both search engines.

I tried another keyword I am ranking for and I'm at #8 on page one for both.

Its strange that when ever the traffic drops off its from both search engines at the same time.

So are they in some way linked?

Would love to hear your thoughts on this

Steve
#bing #identical #rankings #yahoo
  • Profile picture of the author socialbookmark
    I don't think that they have the same algorithm. There are different in number of indexed pages for each website and you can check it. So they have different algorithms too.
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    • Profile picture of the author steve m
      Originally Posted by socialbookmark View Post

      I don't think that they have the same algorithm. There are different in number of indexed pages for each website and you can check it. So they have different algorithms too.

      Just seems strange that have gone up and down for the exact same positions. The traffic drops of exactly the same day too from both of the search engines.

      Seems very strange to me

      Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author mad.hat
    Yeah, in most cases the ranking should be the same. You may get difficult stats when it comes to yahoo vs bing but everything should eventually mesh perfectly.
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  • Profile picture of the author kaiserthesage
    Yahoo and Bing recently merged with their search features. Both are using Bing's search algorithm, and both are using Yahoo Site Explorer in link indexation and collection. The merge happened early this year, around May - June (as from what I can remember).

    So the answer is "yes", they do have the same ranking results.
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