Msg#: 3170004 posted 1:11 am on Nov 28, 2006 (gmt 0)
For the past year or two, AltaVista.com and Alltheweb.com have produced the same results as Yahoo.com for a given search. Today, they don't.
AltaVista.com and Alltheweb.com still show the same results as each other, but they are different from Yahoo.com. I tried several searches on terms I don't usually monitor. In each case, the results were different.
Could it be that Yahoo is using alltheweb.com and altavista.com as a test search site?
Msg#: 3170004 posted 4:53 pm on Nov 28, 2006 (gmt 0)
I just checked Alltheweb and Altavista and can confirm they are showing different results than Yahoo. Yahoo is due for an update so maybe they are starting to roll it out. If someone from Yahoo could comment on this, it would be great.
[edited by: engine at 5:31 pm (utc) on Nov. 28, 2006] [edit reason] formatting [/edit]
Msg#: 3170004 posted 5:09 pm on Nov 28, 2006 (gmt 0)
This has been going on for a while - actually they show the same results as CNN, and CNN has been showing results different from Yahoo for about 2 weeks now - we used to use CNN to check our Yahoo ranking...
Yahoo also seems to have 3 DCs going on, but very different from Alltheweb etc.