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New Yahoo SERPS?

 4:59 pm on Sep 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

I've heard them advertising on TV lately. Today I notice a difference in the SERPS on words I track. These are not the normal Google results I see. Anyone else notice this?



 5:10 pm on Sep 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

yer looks like a mix at the moment keep getting different serps y! to G only in certain areas.



 6:05 am on Sep 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

I've been watching this too because I just got a big boost in my google listings. (from #26 - #3 for a certain 2 word phrase).

Theoretically, I should be at #3 on Yahoo too, but I'm not. I'm still at #26. So it is still an old index.

That is until you click to the second page of results and then click back to page 1. Then I'm at #3 like I should be.


 6:12 am on Sep 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

I had a chance to look at an analysis of a SERP that showed different results, and to me it looked like a comilation of results from Google, Altavista, and Fast. Somehow I had an impression that quite a lot of weight was given to the Fast Serps based on their extensive link analysis, but I could be run.
My best is that they're going to be using results from all the engines.
In another thread someone poasted that they went to a focus group where the model seemed similar to Looksmart - but I still think the results would combine the databases, including the directories.


 11:15 am on Oct 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

yes, i see the same thing. I click page one im at #6, then go to page 2, then click page 1 again and im at #4 which is the same as google.


 4:26 pm on Oct 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

For those people seeing different SERPs to Google: go to Yahoo search preferences and change the no. of results per page to something other than 20 (default) and run your search again.

Back to Google results!

See this thread. [webmasterworld.com]


 5:58 pm on Oct 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

Most of the posts in this thread are on Sept 26. From then until last night every data center had different results. I have watched Yahoo and seen no change. Yahoo takes several days to sync with Google. That would explain some differences. I really don't think Yahoo is doing anything in the US maybe in the UK I can't speak for that.


 6:51 am on Oct 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

I just did a search on yahoo for a keyword phrase that I have been #1 for 3 years and I was not in the top 30. Then I hit the back button and I was back to #1. Something is happening. Just not sure what.


 10:34 am on Oct 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

this is like the recent problem on google itself where you hasd to refresh to get the real result...they said they fixed that problem...


 5:41 pm on Oct 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

I am in Canada and I have recently found that Yahoo.ca is showing results that seem to be identical to Inktomi results, while yahoo.com is showing Google listings.

Is yahoo.ca a taste of things to come? I wonder.


 4:28 pm on Oct 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yahoo.ca is definitely using Inktomi results. They are just doing testing, but I suspect Yahoo.com will make the switch by the end of the year.


 5:12 pm on Oct 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

but I suspect Yahoo.com will make the switch by the end of the year.

The whispers are that it'll be much sooner than that.


 5:21 pm on Oct 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yahoo.ca is showing Google results for me.


 5:24 pm on Oct 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

Ink here, whether through proxy or not.


 5:34 pm on Oct 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

Both Yahoo.com and Yahoo.ca show the same Google results for my keywords. I also tried using ANONYMIZER and still the same.

Maybe it's certain keywords?

I wish I could see it too. There has been a lot of people here reporting INK results on various Yahoo pages, but I never seem to see them. boo hoo :(


 2:56 am on Oct 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

Google results here. Can anybody give it a guess when will yahoo switch to Ink or a combination of Ink, ATW and AV?

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