Msg#: 3554596 posted 4:28 pm on Jan 22, 2008 (gmt 0)
Right now just too much going on will let the dust settle some but I did do a couple quick searches and see yahoo is getting much much faster indexing as I launched about 4 sites 2 weeks ago indexed and ranking in both Google and Yahoo not yet in MSN.
Not to much to report as far as changes but this is early into the update
Msg#: 3554596 posted 3:41 am on Jan 24, 2008 (gmt 0)
No...Yahoo's results are subpar to say the least! I would honestly say Yahoo is taking the back seat to MSN Live at this point in the game. Google flat out owns marketshare and it's not going to change any time soon!
Google is flat out synonymous with SEARCH! Yahoo is known for email and news...what else?!
[edited by: MLHmptn at 3:45 am (utc) on Jan. 24, 2008]
Msg#: 3554596 posted 2:26 am on Jan 26, 2008 (gmt 0)
I'm actually seeing some minor improvements but its not worth spending much time on. It's really a little-too-little and a little-too-late. I stopped expecting much from them anymore. And the improvements aren't much of a help to users - the average top 30 is still full of garbage - soI don't expect Yahoo will suddenly start gaining market share back from whatever they've done.
There are plenty of SERPs on which my site should easily be top-ten material but moving from 80th to 50th isn't much of an improvement to spend much time talking about or reviewing. Too bad for the user.
Msg#: 3554596 posted 6:49 pm on Jan 28, 2008 (gmt 0)
Does anyone know how long this update will be going on for? Yahoo has moved many of my sites from top placement to page 2 however many of my sites did not change. Does anyone know if this is final or is this update still going on.
Msg#: 3554596 posted 2:52 pm on Jan 29, 2008 (gmt 0)
I would love to see Yahoo at least try to compete. I feel like someone could create a search engine in a box program that had a better algo than the stuff they are pushing out.
Some starting points - don't rank tag pages or trust links from them. Maybe don't even index them. Because I leverage wordpress.com tags it does not mean I have a site worth ranking. And no searcher wants to see a Yahoo! Pipes page or a del.icio.us links saved by one member for another member in the organic serps...how is one tag enough to be rankworthy? - deweight the authority score component of the algorithm, or at least find a way to de-weight it on user generated content sites. I saw a user profile with a few dozen spammy backlinks ranking for a sweet term. And I saw one keyword phrase where the only non-user-generated-spam in the whole SERP were 2 wildly off topic authority sites.