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Offline beand

Keyword Evaluation with Yahoo Site Explorer vs. Seo4FireFox
« on: March 06, 2010, 01:42:22 AM »
I have the Seo4FireFox plug-in.  It gives additional information to the Google search results, including Page Rank and, supposedly, inbound link information the same as we would get from the Yahoo Site Explorer (as shown on p.16 and 17 of Jon's "Geek-Free SEO" ebook).  That is, inbound links for a whole site, and for the page of interest in Google's results for the keyword.

BUT... there are discrepancies, some modest, some huge.


                               Seo4FireFox                        Site Explorer
Rank PR   URL        Links to Page  Links to Site    Links to Page  Links to Site
1     PR3  URL           461               747             431                 635
2     PR4  URL         5,740             6,170           5,254               5,658
3     PR2  URL           193             1,710             173                 553
4     PR-  YouTube       589             Millions        *                    *
5     PR3  URL         1,160            41,100             867               1,068


* I didn't bother getting those numbers
Anyway, modest differences for results 1 and 2
Big difference for result 3
HUGE difference for result 5

Anyone know why getting  different results?  Both are supposed to be Yahoo numbers.

The Seo4FireFox is more convenient, but what good is that if the numbers are no good?


Offline beand

Re: Keyword Evaluation with Yahoo Site Explorer vs. Seo4FireFox
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2010, 01:49:54 AM »
The example was for just one keyword I was interested in.  Similar discrepancies when evaluating other keywords.

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Re: Keyword Evaluation with Yahoo Site Explorer vs. Seo4FireFox
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2010, 09:23:49 AM »
Do you know where Seo4FireFox gets its link data?

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Re: Keyword Evaluation with Yahoo Site Explorer vs. Seo4FireFox
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2010, 05:05:13 PM »
Supposedly Seo4FireFox gets its Yahoo data from Yahoo itself, but I have no way of verifying that.  Looking at their site doesn't tell me.  But something is wrong.  So while that would be a good shortcut, IF I WAS CONFIDENT IN IT, I am going to stick with the Yahoo Site Explorer directly, as mentioned in your ebook/video, for at least the time being.

BTW Seo4FireFox also provides other data, but I don't know of what use it is or where it comes from, either.

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Re: Keyword Evaluation with Yahoo Site Explorer vs. Seo4FireFox
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2010, 08:47:36 PM »
Have you compared it to other FF plugins like SeoQuake? Supposedly it also extracts links from Yahoo.