| 6:55 pm on Apr 16, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Looking at my keywords leads me to belive that the UK yahoo runs on its own datacenter, The results are at least a month old.
| 8:26 am on Apr 20, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I received a reply from their support team. Which was clearly a proper reply after having looked at the issue not at all like you get from Google who seem to always send out a boiler plate reply. So well done to Yahoo for that.
The guy who replied could not find a reason for the problem but comfirmed "the UK search results, which do use a different, localized algorithm".
It seems to me that it is a different localized algorithm with different bugs which need to be investigated.
| 12:28 pm on Apr 22, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I've had the same thing with a site for the last few months (posted on here weeks ago but mods didn't bother putting the thread on for some reason)
Great positions on www.yahoo.com but pages way down on co.uk.
Like you, I had also thought if you were using www.yahoo.com and selected the "UK only" results then the results would obviously be the same as www.yahoo.co.uk.
Can't see any reason why they would be intentionally be different.
| 9:40 pm on Apr 22, 2007 (gmt 0)|
The guy I've been communicating with says that he will pass on the info to the relevant developers.
You would think that they would welcome well considered and explained examples of anomolous behaviour and sieze on them in order to root out bugs and improve their results.
I see it as being a bit like a recent problem I had with my telecoms provider. I phoned up to tell them my phone had topped working. They ran some tests and said it must be my equipment and if this was confirmed by their field engineer then they would charge me for the call out. I did some checks and was sure it was not my problem.
The engineer came out and fixed their problem the next day and apologised.
There is no logical reason why, just our home page, does not appear on uk.yahoo for a term where it has been at #1 for many years when it continues to appear in yahoo.com at #4 for exactly the same term.
Therefore they have a bug in their uk.yahoo algo.
| 10:16 pm on Apr 22, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Why not have a look at the ranking sites an see what they do different from u
Thanks for the information about different algo, thats good to know
| 1:50 am on Apr 24, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Yahoo.co.uk seems to have issues currently. One of our .co.uk websites is ranking GREAT on yahoo.com but waaaay back on .co.uk - go figure...