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I've studied the Yahoo results quite a bit and it is quite clear that for this industry, Yahoo's top 10 is 30% occupied by the same page. That's 3 out of the 10 results for those not so good in math ; ) 1 is the right page, and the other 2 are redirects to the page from different domain names.
Now if you can get your site to No.1, create 9 more domains redirecting to that site and you have the whole 1st page of Yahoo results to yourself.
Yahoo? What are you doing about this?
I will be happy when this situation is not being looked into but solved.
Anybody else experience this?
So I did the search and the problem is gone. Seems like Yahoo listens to small guys like me and sorted this one out!
Cool! I feel like a search maestro today.
Thank you for getting on top of this Yahoo, thank you for what seems like having fixed this problem.
Oh yeah, Brett, cool site, Yahoo, Google and MSN respect the opinions in here.
Just goes to show, if you spot something very weird, spammy and just wrong, report it and it will be attended to.
This is annoying both for users and for log file analysis.
However now 301 redirects have been put in place, for example:
301 Moved permanently -> www.domain.com
Mixed/uppercase URLs (e.g. WWW.domain.com/Widget2.aspx)
301 Moved permanently -> lower case URL (e.g. www.domain.com/widget2.aspx)
Per rewriting URLs (e.g. www.domain.com/widget.aspx?id=2)
301 Moved permanently -> rewritten URL (e.g. www.domain.com/widget2.aspx)
Should this remove the duplicates via normal spidering?
An example is, in my industry, 5 out of 10 results for a search come from the same ip. Different domains, but 90% same content. The same search if we dig deeper has 9 out of the top 20 results all from the same IP with different domains and 90% the same companies.
Also if they are doing duplicant content filtering, it isn't working to well.