| 4:33 am on Feb 28, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Hmmm.. I think it is just a re-branding, you know China.
| 5:53 am on Feb 28, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Do you have proof from SERPs you follow?
| 6:38 am on Feb 28, 2013 (gmt 0)|
|Do you have proof from SERPs you follow? |
If it was a new engine wouldn't we all see some new bot crawling around?
| 7:51 am on Feb 28, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Apparently that agent string is Alibaba/Yahoo Spider. Have you seen that on your Chinese content? I don't see that particular string, but there is a ton of Yahoo!Slurp activity from the US and China with aliyun.com in the string for my sites.
| 8:04 am on Feb 28, 2013 (gmt 0)|
I see some pages of mine are indexed, but I don't see Alibaba bot visiting me. Tons of Yahoo Slurps, just like you mentioned. Maybe they use Yahoo's data but serve different results...
| 8:13 am on Feb 28, 2013 (gmt 0)|
I just compared it with yahoo.cn for both image and text search, and it appears it's just a mirror of yahoo.cn. Even the layout is the same, the only difference perhaps is the logo and appearance of ads. Other than that the results are identical.