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Yahoo Update October 31, 2007
Trick or Treat? It's a Halloween Update
powerstar

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Msg#: 3492391 posted 11:33 am on Oct 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

See all different set of results all over

 

BeeDeeDubbleU

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Msg#: 3492391 posted 1:32 pm on Oct 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

Not seeing this?

RicoFlan

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Msg#: 3492391 posted 2:16 pm on Oct 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

Yes, I am seeing it. Some major re-indexing of a couple of my sites in last 24 hours. (30 place movements in one case)

powerstar

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Msg#: 3492391 posted 10:42 pm on Oct 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

lots of blog spam as far as i can tell

trakkerguy

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Msg#: 3492391 posted 12:19 am on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

Yes, they confirmed an update in progress on yahoo search blog [ysearchblog.com]...

[edited by: martinibuster at 3:52 am (utc) on Nov. 1, 2007]
[edit reason] Added URL. ;) [/edit]

wruppert

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Msg#: 3492391 posted 1:24 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

Back to #1 for my main phrase after slipping to 2nd page last December. I think it was an "over optimization" penalty. Today, back at number 1, at least for now. The rest of serps are much better, they have been garbage. Hope it stays this way!

glitterball

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Msg#: 3492391 posted 6:33 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hopefully this isn't over, worst set of results that I've seen in a while.
They need to turn down the wikipedia knob, 3 of the top 10 results are from wikipedia for a popular destination.

mslina2002

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Msg#: 3492391 posted 6:34 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

well my homepage made it finally out of penalty. I suspect over op penalty to #17. The other pages are still the same.

JoeSinkwitz

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Msg#: 3492391 posted 6:43 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

I still don't see much of an improvement on crawling or indexing abilities, from which everything else depends. For a large portion of the searches I just performed in a variety of commercial and non-commercial phrases even the wrong URL for a domain is chosen...

To the engineers working on the crawler, please consider how redirects should be handled; 302 and 301 are very different -- figure it out and it'll remove about a third of your doorway pages.

weeks

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Msg#: 3492391 posted 6:53 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

They need to turn down the wikipedia knob, 3 of the top 10 results are from wikipedia for a popular destination.

Amen. Shee. But, quite frankly, we don't get THAT much traffic from Y even where we are #1.

SEOPTI

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Msg#: 3492391 posted 7:42 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

Updates won't help, they lost, Google won the game.

WiseWebDude

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Msg#: 3492391 posted 7:50 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

Updates won't help, they lost, Google won the game.

Agree. They are so far behind now and lost is sad. Those results are despicable. They have officially lost. Why don't they just go back and let Google provide their results and focus on something they can actually do right?

pbradish

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Msg#: 3492391 posted 8:23 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

An e-commerce website that I have much control over has been receiving more Yahoo traffic over the past few days. Could this be a sign of more to come?

justgowithit

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Msg#: 3492391 posted 8:30 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

It looks like one of my sites has dropped out of their index totally. All original content that holds #1 spots on MSN, Google, etc.

Yahoo! kills me sometimes. I wonder what about the site upset them so much?

blend27

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Msg#: 3492391 posted 8:40 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

This is fantastic update for our e-commerce store, we started to rank for a lot of products that we sold out a month or two ago to visitors from Google and MSN.

ddogg

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Msg#: 3492391 posted 10:00 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

Woohoo still banned! Nice to see advertisers bidding on my name though, at least someone is getting the traffic. *rolls eyes*

CatLady

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Msg#: 3492391 posted 3:17 am on Nov 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

>> They need to turn down the wikipedia knob

And it wouldn't hurt to turn the Xanga knob down a notch or two either.

[edited by: CatLady at 3:29 am (utc) on Nov. 2, 2007]

ecmedia

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Msg#: 3492391 posted 2:51 pm on Nov 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

Why is it that every time Yahoo "improves" its search index, it only gets worse. I really hope that these obstinate heads simply go back to Google, renew their old agreement, and see the money start rolling in without doing a thing.

Keelan Balderson

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Msg#: 3492391 posted 3:25 pm on Nov 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

Got loads more links and have now dropped a position :( to 5th.

SEOPTI

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Msg#: 3492391 posted 2:39 am on Nov 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

Their China bot eats 403 since 2 weeks. What a dumb search engine.

Hissingsid

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Msg#: 3492391 posted 10:07 pm on Nov 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hi,

Previously we were #1 for our top mtarget 2 word term. What was listed was the same as is in the Y Directory. Now on yahoo.com we are at #20 with our description meta tag as the first line of the listing and the second line is the same as the second line from the Y Directory.

On yahoo.co.uk we have dropped to #6 but the whole listing is still the same as the directory.

I suspect that they are playing around with how they incorporate directory results into Web results.

The whole thing looks a mess to me. I wish they would stop experimenting with live data.

Cheers

Sid

powerstar

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Msg#: 3492391 posted 11:23 pm on Nov 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

And it wouldn't hurt to turn the Xanga knob down a notch or two either

Yeah Xanga is all over and all redirect to some useless search results

bluebox

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Msg#: 3492391 posted 11:13 am on Nov 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

oh

vincevincevince

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Msg#: 3492391 posted 11:23 am on Nov 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

I'm seeing much the same from here (Malaysia). What kinds of searches are these for (commercial/non-commercial, single keyword/keyphrase, geographic/global)?

bluebox welcome to WebmasterWorld! [webmasterworld.com]

Could you elaborate?

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