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Yahoo Update 03/24/2006
Looks like this is it!

 6:35 am on Mar 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

The Yahoo update is live along with a new design - For tose still interested here is personal opinion:

Some results seem more legitimate while they still keep on being scammed by automated link exchange networks, at the same time they keep on penalizing legitimate site.

IMO it is a little better overall, still there are bugs in this algo that do not reflect 1/4 billion dollar investment for sure.



 6:29 pm on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

I've been studying the new top ten results for my keywords (or keyphrase) and two of the results are for Amazon Books and one for the Open Directory Project. Going on that basis Amazon and ODP should be in the top ten of all results for anything. How is that relevant? What are they thinking?


 6:38 pm on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

Just don't get it.

AV and Alltheweb show spam free authoritative results.

Y! is still full of junk.


 7:04 pm on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

Just don't get it.

AV and Alltheweb show spam free authoritative results.

Y! is still full of junk.


AV has the same results as Y!..........

in my IMHO...a see a slight increase in relevance. but the #1 result for a very competitive keyword I follow...has almost NOTHING to do with it........ like....wow...thats bad.

but luckily they have some better results elsewhere.


 9:26 pm on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

I'm now number 1 in my category for Yahoo so that's good.
And I think as far as relevance is concerned it's still much better than Google for mid level keywords.
If you search for used car dealers in your city in all 3 search engines you'll find msn and Yahoo return a car dealer 30% to 40% of the time. Yahoo is now over 1/2. Google you're luck to get one real car dealer in the city selected.


 10:14 pm on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

AV has the same results as Y!..........

Am I going mad here!

I don't see it. Anyone from the UK seeing AV and Y! in sync?


 11:42 pm on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

Just today a friend was telling me how good Yahoo is compared to Google.

I must admit, i think Yahoos results are currently very much improved

Great Job done Yahoo, the results are certainly relevent thats for sure.

One mans Havanna is another mans poison i guess!


 5:33 am on Mar 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

I've seen Yahoo drop hundreds of links to a very relevant site over this weekend that had legitimately held competitive serps.

At least 50% of the serps for relevant key phrases are showing links to yahoo.store sites, ebay store sites, whatever.about.com sites, a new proliferation of scraper sites, and big portal inforamation sites that had nothing to do with the niche market key phrases except a mention in a sentence or two within an article!

The serps right now in our estimation are pure trash. Historically, over the past 2 years, Yahoo only drove about 10-15% of sales, however, every little bit counts.

I was pulling for Yahoo to give search relevancy a real boost since Google seems to be loosing their focus on the original concept of "pure search".

To me, yahoo seems to be falling apart. After analyzing them for 10 years, this is the worst I've seen.


 7:59 am on Mar 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

just looked at yahoo.co.uk again.
my site gets high positions there.
much worse in yahoo.com.


 10:40 pm on Apr 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

It seems to still be shuffling a bit. They are crawling and indexing deeper pages now. I see the slurp crawling just as deep and frequently as googlebot now.


 5:56 am on Apr 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

For those who wonder above, it appears that Yahoo UK and Ireland does less hand sorted type of results therefore there are sometimes more legitimate results in the UK than in US/CA.
Although overall we are still talking about the worst/obsolete/slowest/manipulated searche engine down here :) not even sure it's worth talking about it sometimes...


 3:26 pm on Apr 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

I think when I search for foreign books I'm looking for books in my own language not english books. So this algo change is all wrong.

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