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Any other thoughts on what this means? Is this a temporary change or does it seem like something more?
The results seem too spammy to be reliable or to be accepted even by average search engine users.
Is this an attempt to generate more ad revenue from Overture by shuffling the deck whenever they need an infusion of cash?
Phoenix - I am almost positive that my listings in Yahoo! were coming from my Inktomi listing through PositionTech. I was ranked #2 and 4 for several important search terms and at #3 and 5 for the same at MSN. How will Ink be able to honor the full term of our listings? I guess since we do not have a contract with MSN and Yahoo directly, then Ink can say it will honor the contract but doing so is beyond their control at certain engines.
Totally confused and scrambling for answers...
They have been replaced by sites that are not even close in quality.
If this is the new Yahoo, boy did they screw the pooch on this one!
LOL > Looks like their trying to think of more ways to get you to buy into that stupid site match program. Problem is, that don't guarantee you anything other than your going to be paying Yahoo money.
Kind of one sided if you ask me.
Good thing they didn't deliver a lot of traffic to me when I was ranking high, because I won't miss it. It won't take long for people to start searching elsewhere with results like those. At least in the area I'm interested in.
The only results that are any good are the paid results. Hmmmm, imagine that.............
This is interesting! When using Firefox, the SERPs look good, all the authority sites are there.
When using Explorer, they look pretty bad.
I ran the usual spybot programs with no effect.
Is there a new spybot about that anybody has heard about that would do this?
<UPDATE> Well, I cleard the cookies and low and behold the results were good again. There is a strange cookie about that is causing results to have huge difference. That is probably why some people are seeing it and others are not.
The results were not numbered and the sponsor listings looked completely different. I will say the search results looked much better as website titles were showing again instead of the page titles.