| 1:34 am on Aug 12, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Yahoo seems to be doing something right now:
Just did a Yahoo search for the same two word search term <place name><widget> within a few minutes of each other on 4 different browsers (just as a test). The placement results for a page on my site were as follows:
Firefox - position 1
Internet Explorer - position 17
Netscape - position 17
Opera - position 14
I presume they are updating their algo.
I have checked the results several times, so I know they are right.
Can anyone with a bit more experience than myself throw a bit of light on this.
| 2:24 am on Aug 12, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Re my previous post
I just checked a few more similar search terms - similar except for different place names.
The results were always the same:
-Consistently good results in Firefox.
-Lesser results in Opera.
-Slightly poorer but identical results in Internet Explorer and Netscape.
| 8:11 am on Aug 12, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Why should it depends on the type of browser?
| 8:31 am on Aug 12, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Delete yahoo's cookies in your browsers and check again.
I see consistent differences in Yahoo SERPs when I check for popular search phrases from different addresses.
| 4:46 am on Aug 21, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I reported here that I saw a huge decrease in rankings on Yahoo but on August 5th my rankings were back where they were. I checked again today and they are back decreased again. Are people still witnessing an algo update?
| 2:28 pm on Aug 21, 2005 (gmt 0)|
The Yahoo search blog reported this back on August 8th:
|Note that as with all index updates we are still tuning things so you’ll continue to see some fluctuation in ranking over the next few weeks. |
I have not seen any change myself since this post. I haven't seen anyone else reporting much either. For some reason, Slurp has really slowed down on my site. I know the month is not over, but June stats looked like this:
Googlebot - 3368
MSNbot - 2484
Slurp - 1737
While August looks like this:
Googlebot - 5293
MSNbot - 2253
Slurp - 244
The site has about 1,000 pages right now...
| 8:51 pm on Aug 21, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|I reported here that I saw a huge decrease in rankings on Yahoo but on August 5th my rankings were back where they were. I checked again today and they are back decreased again. Are people still witnessing an algo update? |
SJDD (same junk different day) over 3 weeks now
| 3:26 am on Aug 22, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Does anyone know when Yahoo's updates are going to finish? and fluctuations to sabilize?
| 5:13 am on Aug 22, 2005 (gmt 0)|
The Yahoo update has been finished for awhile now. Algo/serp tuning seems to be an ongoing process with all the search engines. Tim has said they run as many as twelve tests a day, so some changes you see could be from that.
If you feel dissatisfied with the serps and feel Y needs to hear about it, you might consider emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org.