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Major SERPS Changes at Yahoo
Yahoo Update!
webnewton

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Msg#: 2640 posted 6:30 am on Aug 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Finally after dont' know how much time Yahoo is showing some diffrenet resutls. I've some of my results on top for diffrent keywords of various categories.

Anyone has an idea when did Yahoo had such major changes last time.

 

guisepi

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Msg#: 2640 posted 2:22 pm on Aug 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yes ...seeing "significant" updates in serps ...now lets see if they stick and for how long!

twebdonny



 
Msg#: 2640 posted 2:30 pm on Aug 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yea, I'm really "surprised" travel.yahoo.com is at the number one position, on...every page...but of course, they follow Yahoo guidelines, and never, ever, spam...

mfishy

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Msg#: 2640 posted 2:32 pm on Aug 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Looks to me like the serps did 3 months ago?

espeed

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Msg#: 2640 posted 5:28 pm on Aug 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

I see significant changes for my keywords.

conroy

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Msg#: 2640 posted 7:29 pm on Aug 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

I am also seeing big changes. I like what I see.

helenp

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Msg#: 2640 posted 7:44 pm on Aug 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

wow..........
I donīt see any changes in serps for my term
but,....
Oh my god,
I have at this moment 199 pages indexed...........
yesterday 17.........been between 10 and 20 for weeks, definetely an big update.

And I gone from about 200 backlinks to 400.....

Think they dropped google and have more space in now....

Added: they are definetely dancing,
have less pages in altavista than before........only 8 pages.

steveb

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Msg#: 2640 posted 9:16 pm on Aug 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Interesting. When I first saw it updating, all domains I checked were much lower in pages indexed (often 1/3 of what they had been). That seems to have changed now. I see indexed pages usually down, but much more moderately, and at least one domain has more pages indexed. I wonder if they will "dance" in more pages in the next few hours.

yowza

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Msg#: 2640 posted 9:41 pm on Aug 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hmmm.. One of my sites has 500 hundred more pages indexed and another has 500 less pages.

HarryM

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Msg#: 2640 posted 9:45 pm on Aug 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

My site has been visited by Slurp regularly but has not appeared in Yahoo! serps for at least six months. My belief is this is because I once had an Inktomi PFI page and therefore was identified as a Site Match clent.

Today most of my pages show in the index and are about where I would expect them to be in serps. I am also getting traffic from Yahoo!.

I can only assume that Yahoo! has at last managed to fix the Inktomi problem, at least for me. My thanks to whoever at Yahoo! pulled the switch.

mfishy

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Msg#: 2640 posted 12:18 am on Aug 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

A big bonus is the new SERPS are almost all showing up in MSN as well. Somehting that has not been the case for the most part.

Dave_T

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Msg#: 2640 posted 2:19 am on Aug 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

a bad one for me I guess,

about 5 of my sites that weren't rank but indexed about 500-1000 pages, now all totally gone, removed from the index.

anyone experiencing the same thing?

newwebster

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Msg#: 2640 posted 2:26 am on Aug 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

"I wonder if they will "dance" in more pages in the next few hours."

I hope so, they manage to delete about 25% of my more important internal pages. These were all in the top 5 of there target phrase before this, and now "poof" no longer in the index. It is like they did an update before they were completely finished with crawling. On a bright note, most of my pages retained similar positioning and my homepage seemed to take a move north on several keyword phrases. I think at this point I have broken even with this update.

webmktg

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Msg#: 2640 posted 2:52 am on Aug 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

There is a major change in SERPs. Most of my websites have got top rankings. This is great for me. I hope this will be there for some time.

vbjaeger

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Msg#: 2640 posted 6:39 pm on Aug 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

a bad one for me I guess,
about 5 of my sites that weren't rank but indexed about 500-1000 pages, now all totally gone, removed from the index.

anyone experiencing the same thing?

Yep. Number 1 on Google and was in the top 15 on Yahoo. Now not in the top 200 for Yahoo in regards to the same keyword search (still 1 on google).

conroy

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Msg#: 2640 posted 9:13 pm on Aug 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

If an update like this happened on Google this thread would be 15 pages by now.

akreider

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Msg#: 2640 posted 9:44 pm on Aug 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

I went from around 13th to 3rd for my top term. So this is a big change. I'm not sure why i went up in position, as Yahoo has been doing a terrible job indexing my site (only 1000 out of 20,000 pages).

It must be that they changed their algorithm.

vbjaeger

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Msg#: 2640 posted 1:21 pm on Aug 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

I am back at #36 now, better than not being there at all i guess. But my homepage is nowhere to be found.

ogletree

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Msg#: 2640 posted 3:02 pm on Aug 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have been seeing big changes for about a week. I just started ranking for some terms there. They have been comeing and going a bunch. They must have a bunch of data centers like G. I kept being number one for a term and then gone. Now it seems settled at 3. (bummer)

webzilla

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Msg#: 2640 posted 5:54 pm on Aug 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

Algo change?

Looks to me more like certain types of sites were purged and the remaining sites floated up higher in the SERP's by default.

allanp73

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Msg#: 2640 posted 7:08 pm on Aug 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

Strangely I am noticing my older sites loosing ranking where as my newer sites are jumping to the top. Overall I think the Yahoo serps are the best ever. Yahoo seems to be giving Google a run for its money. I just hope that more traffic starts being generated by Yahoo.

egomaniac

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Msg#: 2640 posted 11:09 pm on Aug 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yep, I am seeing some major changes in the business SERPs that I watch.

I am noticing a few more "article" type pages ranking higher.

I am also noticing that this is a bit more spammy:

1) I see a group of sites that is heavily cross-linked, generated from cheap website templates. The SEO doing the work is back-linked in so he's in plain view. This type of work would have been caught by Google as spamming.

2) I see a couple of sites in a 2-word phrase that are not very related to the context of the search. But because of the difference in the words (both can be used as nouns), its causing erratic results. Google used to show similar results up until about a year ago. Then they fixed this problem.

Looks to me like Yahoo is trying some new things with their, and is running into the same problems Google fixed a year or two ago.

-egomaniac

graywolf

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Msg#: 2640 posted 10:29 am on Aug 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

A big bonus is the new SERPS are almost all showing up in MSN as well. Somehting that has not been the case for the most part.

I can see the same thing here. Thought I saw this last night but it was late so didn't say anything.

The cached versions of the pages don't seem to be that "fresh".

Wbs_Stt

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Msg#: 2640 posted 10:57 am on Aug 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

They *still* haven't fixed the 302/301 glitch. ugh.

Ben

sit2510

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Msg#: 2640 posted 12:18 pm on Aug 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Not so familiar with Yahoo Serp, but I have to say it is a very interesting update and changes!

Link popularity seems to play a more prominent role in this update than in previous months. Do you think so?

Dayo_UK

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Msg#: 2640 posted 12:30 pm on Aug 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have been trying to check the update but keep getting an error when searching!

Error reads Yahoo! - 999 This page is currently unavailable.

I have only managed a couple of succesfull searches so far today.

amznVibe

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Msg#: 2640 posted 12:39 pm on Aug 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Wait, have I been sleeping? Yahoo has a "cached" link now for sites? (I mean after the Google seperation)
When did this happen? Why are we always picking on Google then for their cache feature and copyright issues?

[edited by: amznVibe at 12:44 pm (utc) on Aug. 16, 2004]

lufc1955

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Msg#: 2640 posted 12:43 pm on Aug 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

This seems to be great news! My site is back in Yahoo after being banned for many months. Is anyone else back in as well?

Dayo_UK

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Msg#: 2640 posted 12:54 pm on Aug 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

amznVibe

You must have been sleeping :)

Been there a long while - (since the changover?)

twebdonny



 
Msg#: 2640 posted 1:33 pm on Aug 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

lufc1955 How do you know you were
"banned" per se?

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