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Significant Y! Movement?
Anyone else seing SERPs changes?
ncreegan




msg:827637
 1:51 am on Feb 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

I'm seeing some big changes this afternoon over a number of keywords in a number of different areas.

Anyone else?

nc

 

abacuss




msg:827638
 7:22 am on Feb 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Even i noticed some changes but not a major one

abacuss




msg:827639
 7:24 am on Feb 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Any one else noticed some changes

otnot




msg:827640
 3:25 pm on Feb 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

I see that Yahoo has finally started to improve. I see some really big changes in the results. I noticed that they are now using the actual site discription instead of the directory discription.

BillyS




msg:827641
 4:30 pm on Feb 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

My traffic seems to be a bit higher today from Yahoo, I was wondering if there was an update too.

As I seem to recall, Yahoo does some minor updating each Friday, with larger updates around the third Friday of each month. This statement is based on what I've read here and what I've observed myself.

fonzi1022




msg:827642
 6:08 pm on Feb 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Something is definately happening, I went from #107 to #10 for one of my main keywords. I'm just hoping it stays there.

xalex




msg:827643
 1:37 pm on Feb 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

Same here, big changes.

For one keyowrd I am getting #*$!x refferal from xxx previously, even though my rank has not changed.

Anyone seen this peculiarity?

Essex_boy




msg:827644
 3:55 pm on Feb 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

seenan increase of around 100 a day - wondered where it came from.

mcmoxie




msg:827645
 5:16 pm on Feb 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

Looks like it depends on the datacenters.

I see two versions of my site (old and current) when doing separate searches.

Gunny




msg:827646
 1:07 am on Feb 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

Well, it looks like Yahoo is conducting another Update (algo change), however you may not see it yet until all their datacenters have completed the update.

I have to say this update looks horrible for many of the searches I conducted. I'm seeing sites that have no relevancy come up high in the results. Some of the sites that are coming up in top 3 seem to be more popular for just one of the words in the search keyphrases. But if the search contains more than one word it Yahoo seems to get confused and doesn't provide the most relevant results for the exact search phrase. Also, more of the popular sites have taken a nosedive. Sites that have been number 1 on Yahoo, and still are number 1 on the other majors, have fallen deep in Yahoo's results.
All in all it looks like Yahoo is starting all over in the Search game and re-building their algo from scratch. It just reminds me of MSN, but where do they stand in the ranks...last. I hate to see Yahoo fall behind MSN, but MSN is showing more relevant results as of now.

Maybe Yahoo should revert back to the algo before their fifth update (http://www.ysearchblog.com/archives/000213.html) when they were still providing relevant results.

If this is their way to compete with Google results, I'd say continue to use Google.

Horrible

pmac




msg:827647
 2:57 am on Feb 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

I see no significant changes across any of the spaces I watch.

xalex




msg:827648
 7:19 am on Feb 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

Man this is crazy.

For 1 keyword with the same rank as before, I am getting few thousand more traffic from few hundred previously. So good that it counts as 50% of my overall traffic from every source.

How is that logically possible? Where is yahoo getting all this traffic? And why am I getting all these traffic without change in rank?

And its not small site, but big site in competetive industry.

Is it because of superbowl?

followgreg




msg:827649
 10:04 am on Feb 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

I dont see much change...still these poor SERP, still hand coded results on competitive searches, still same screw up of certain websites when indexing -

Wake me up when they start doing their job.

I even would think that they fake some of their traffic - Yahoo is a very dishonest company (for search engine part) IMO.

RS_200_gto




msg:827650
 3:12 pm on Feb 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yahoo is slow to index us in the SERP's, we launched our site on December 3rd and we are still not listed in Yahoo SERP's, Google has us on the top and MSN we are on the front page and moving up.

Google traffic: 70%
MSN traffic: 26%
Yahoo traffic: 3%

Rainie




msg:827651
 6:54 pm on Feb 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

"How is that logically possible? Where is yahoo getting all this traffic? And why am I getting all these traffic without change in rank?"

Xalex, check the Yahoo Buzz Log on their home page and then click "More Buzz." You may find a link to a search that your page ranks very well in. This has happened to me twice (on two different sites) since last summer. Is your site related to the Super Bowl or anything in the Buzz Log?

xalex




msg:827652
 11:16 pm on Feb 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

You are right "Rainie". My keyword seems to be in the buzz log, even though its not related to superbowl.

Oh well, I guess it would die down in a week.

This illustrates Yahoo is still a force to reckon with.

ogletree




msg:827653
 4:27 am on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

I am just now seeing some changes in Yahoo. I did not see them 5 hours ago or even when this thread started.

marketingmagic




msg:827654
 4:45 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yes I am also seeing changes this morning.

I am still seeing changes now though. Things are bouncing around. Some listings are using the Yahoo directory listing title and description and others aren't. One minute the listing is there, the next its gone.

Ev_olution




msg:827655
 2:55 am on Feb 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

I dissapeared from the top of Yahoo for many search terms in early January. I'm starting to climb up now. The part that is hard to swallow is all the non relevent and outdated listings above mine. I also noticed that my listing cache is missing and my xml link has errors. This last update cost me a fortune in revenue. Such is life on the web!

Ev

Kangol




msg:827656
 11:13 am on Feb 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have a domain that appeared yesterday back on the first 10 spots for its keyword. However my main site is still banned or have a indexing problem.

For site:www.domain.com I get only the root indexed with title and description and the rest are only URLs and 6 months old titles. Also from 130 pages I have only 30 listed.
What is happening?

ramachandra




msg:827657
 12:19 pm on Feb 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

>> I have a domain that appeared yesterday back on the first 10 spots for its keyword. However my main site is still banned or have a indexing problem.

Same situation for me too, my couple of sites are in top 5 positions today, for all keywords but I am not seeing any position change for my main site.

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