| 5:08 am on Dec 11, 2007 (gmt 0)|
All I know is that they are spidering the heck out of our site. Right now there are 35 different instances going at the same time for more than 2 hours each.
| 11:10 pm on Dec 11, 2007 (gmt 0)|
We recently redesigned a site, went from tabled layout to table-less. Not that this had anything to do with it.
Dropped to #26 last month, previously #6 for our major keyword combo.
Today we're #3 page one, and several other suffering keywords are happily on page two. No spam tactics, just customer-designed content.
Tomorrow, who knows.
WELL TELL US WHEN YOUR SITES ARE PLASTERED EVERYWHERE FOR EVERY POSSIBLE KEYWORD COMBO IMAGINABLE - OTHERWISE YOUR JUST A RANDOM DESERVER AS MENTIONED.
| 1:45 am on Dec 17, 2007 (gmt 0)|
|I'm with Stump on this one. I think Yahoo does pop the spammers to the top for a couple of days to clean them out. We always take a small hit (10% decrease in referrals) right after an update is announced, only to come back even stronger about a week later. |
You giving Yahoo waaaay too much credit. What they do is srew up the "algo" and then scramble to bring back the old results, when they see that (as usual) the new "algo" is worse than the one before. Yahoo employs the least competent people, as far the SE goes, just a bunch of Google drop-outs.
| 9:25 pm on Dec 18, 2007 (gmt 0)|
When Yahoo broke off from Google they used to send us a respectable amount of traffic still but over the years every update the traffic becomes less and less and less until you are at 5% of our total traffic being from Yahoo down from 40% 3 years ago.
Each update is filled with scrapped obvious spam replacing respectable sites, as time goes on this gets worse and worse leading to us placing yahoo now in the ms basket, not worth the time fretting over.
| 8:24 am on Dec 19, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Starting last week we saw traffic from Y! going up considerably, it's now our second largest source of traffic after G. Three of our sites started to rank very well for rather competitive terms ("blue widgets", more than 2m SERPs).
Very broad terms ("widgets") still have quite a few edu sites and the occasional spammer in the SERPs, though.
| 5:42 pm on Dec 22, 2007 (gmt 0)|
|Each update is filled with scrapped obvious spam replacing respectable sites, as time goes on this gets worse and worse leading to us placing yahoo now in the ms basket, not worth the time fretting over. |
Looked like it might be getting better then went south again.
Very discouraging, i know my site isnt the greatest but 200+ PLEASE give me a break Yahoo.
Thought it was possibly corrupt but after a few recent searches now i am sure of it.
Way too much weight to DMOZ and EDU sites.
I have a freind with an unrelated site that will show in top 20 or 30 with one page about widgets while my site is at 200 with dozens or more pages about widgets.
What makes it worse is i suggested this page to them when they were not making any ad revenue. Now they are way above me with a page or two on topic in a site unrelated to the search.
as Marvin said in The Hitchhikers Guide, whats the point...
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