Msg#: 3410700 posted 5:32 pm on Aug 1, 2007 (gmt 0)
As of about July 30, a co-worker (and search submit express) is reporting different rankings for some Yahoo! searches. We're both logged out of our Yahoo! accounts. I've never seen this before - any thoughts?
Msg#: 3410700 posted 9:44 pm on Aug 2, 2007 (gmt 0)
I see almost the same situation, from 2 different computers via the same IP accessing internet.
4 word phrase
But my is a bit more interesting:
My site has top 3 listings
4. then goes my competitor(root of the site and title from yahoo directoty) 5. then another page from the same competitor 6. then a page from nextag 7. then goes same competitor(root of the site without www and normal title) 8. then a page from nextag 9. then a page from nextag 10. then goes same competitor(root of the site with www and normal title)
The above is using IE6 and has been like this for 3 days
if I switch to firefox on this computer, shows the normal SERP as on the different computer
I ask my friend from far away to do a search and he gets slightly different SERP than my normal SERP as well.
Msg#: 3410700 posted 12:56 pm on Aug 14, 2007 (gmt 0)
With Yahoo's ever-present click tracking, they are probably feeding different results to see what gets more clicks, e.g., put the #15 (or #500) result in the #3 spot a few times and see what kinds of clicks it gets. Or perhaps test a whole different first page of results. Links that perform better could get a boost in the "permanent" rankings.