I starting to worry much less about Google and there crappy (can I say that?) Sandbox effect.
Finally, my sites that I've worked so hard to cultivate are ranking on Yahoo and getting traffic. I have installed the Yahoo toolbar. It now sits right below the Google toolbar. I'm not sure if there is room on my screen for both of them. Hmmmm...which one should I remove? :)
Not only are Yahoo referrals up, but so are MSN (since they use results provided by Yahoo!). And should MSN switch to using their own search engine, my life will only get better.
It seems to depend on the areas you target. I've seen a diametric shift in several areas. Where we had top G spots we are now gone but suddenly appearing high in Y - where we had never been before- and vice versa. I don't think that we can stop worrying about either one as they have proven time and again that they are both willing to dramtically shift paradigms with no notice. Unfortuneatly, current serps for both show that blckhat still wins the day in may areas, to the detriment of us whitehats, but more importantly to the end user.
My hope for a strong MSN Search is based on the asumption that another big player in the market will help average out the oddities with the other guys. Hopefully we will have all of our sites ranking well on one of the three at all times.