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Change in Yahoo SERPs?
September 26, 2008
jgold454




msg:3752769
 3:55 pm on Sep 26, 2008 (gmt 0)


System: The following 8 messages were cut out of thread at: http://www.webmasterworld.com/yahoo_search/3739754.htm [webmasterworld.com] by martinibuster - 12:13 am on Sep. 27, 2008 (utc -8)


Anyone notice another change yesterday in the SERPs?

 

aish1108




msg:3752792
 4:21 pm on Sep 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

Nothing

patrick89




msg:3752891
 6:11 pm on Sep 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

I noticed some fluctuations yesterday as well.

textex




msg:3753062
 9:26 pm on Sep 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

Seeing it today...

BillyS




msg:3753135
 12:49 am on Sep 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yahoo is pretty consistent with their update timing - almost always one month appart.

The cycle used to be end of the month - except for the early September update.

I noticed a small increase in traffic too, but this may be some tweaking before the official update.

Vimes




msg:3753246
 6:12 am on Sep 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Definitely a shift in SERP's.

similar timing to the time before last, yep maybe a tweak before they announce the weather...

Vimes.

angiolo




msg:3753252
 6:39 am on Sep 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Definitely an update.

Keywords in URL is important, everyday more....
But it's not sufficient.
Internal links text is important as well..

andrewshim




msg:3753263
 7:58 am on Sep 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Anyone notice another change yesterday in the SERPs?

saw a jump from #9 to #4 for one of my main key phrases. keeping my fingers crossed that they won't roll back and send my site back to their backside again for 2 years...

BillyS




msg:3753329
 11:15 am on Sep 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Looks like an update to me...

con771




msg:3754946
 8:10 pm on Sep 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

I knew it...I was just starting to come back after being down 30% for almost 3 months. The last 2 weeks have almost been normal then Saturday I'm back to -30% again.
There is no win!

OldWolf




msg:3755325
 6:52 am on Sep 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

Cool my one year site is #6 for main key phrase out of 205 million :)

andrewshim




msg:3755408
 10:18 am on Sep 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

I knew it...I was just starting to come back after being down 30% for almost 3 months. The last 2 weeks have almost been normal then Saturday I'm back to -30% again.
There is no win!

which is why I NEVER... EVER depend on Yahoo! traffic. If it comes, it's bonus.

angiolo




msg:3755589
 2:15 pm on Sep 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

I had a closer look and it seems to me that results are not stable and probably yahoo is rotating results.

For example searching for a three-keyword phrase ( in my niche ) I found at the top (the first result! ) a spamming site having only 2-3 not so important incoming links... Just a "work in progress" spamming site.

Ditto for other sites in the first page: some of them are "work in progress" ...... spammers that are beginning their task.

Other sites are spamming mirror sites.

Only few sites I know are genuine good trusted sites.
Maybe Yahoo is mixing results...

Something is moving.

I don't think these results represent the new yahoo algo, because they risk to lose quality.
Probably they are testing and getting information to elaborate.

jgold454




msg:3755671
 3:41 pm on Sep 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

I agree angiolo, I am seeing some very spammy sites and one page landing pages at the top of the SERPs for some competitive terms..

Pico_Train




msg:3756380
 6:57 am on Oct 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

Results are garbage for one client I track.

angiolo




msg:3756600
 1:38 pm on Oct 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

Not all the results are garbage, but Yahoo seems now the spammer's paradise for the long tail results.

I confirm that results are frequently rotating ...

andrewshim




msg:3757113
 1:00 am on Oct 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

I had a closer look and it seems to me that results are not stable and probably yahoo is rotating results.

yes. In the span on one week, I have been ranked at EVERY number on page #1! Talk about fluctuation!

System
redhat



msg:3757159
 3:31 am on Oct 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

The following message was cut out to new thread by martinibuster. New thread at: yahoo_search/3757157.htm [webmasterworld.com]
7:46 pm on Oct. 1, 2008 (utc -8)

angiolo




msg:3757298
 10:30 am on Oct 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

I can not find the new one...

Just a 404 message.

pageoneresults




msg:3757303
 10:44 am on Oct 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Anyone notice the new SERPs warnings in Yahoo!

[uk.search.yahoo.com...]

Warning: Unsolicited Emails

SearchScan BETA provided by McAfee

rustybrick




msg:3757327
 11:36 am on Oct 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Those are not new. [webmasterworld.com...]

pageoneresults




msg:3757337
 11:57 am on Oct 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Those are not new.

Could that be an indication that I don't use Yahoo! much?

Thanks for the previous link. :)

SEOMike




msg:3758125
 1:52 pm on Oct 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

There seems to be a new linkdomain: layout. Not bad.

con771




msg:3758612
 10:37 am on Oct 4, 2008 (gmt 0)


System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/yahoo_search/3758610.htm [webmasterworld.com] by martinibuster - 11:12 am on Oct. 4, 2008 (utc -8)


I am seeing a 50% drop in Yahoo traffic since this last update on the 26th or 27th of Sept. What is going on?

andrewshim




msg:3758921
 1:58 am on Oct 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

This week, after bouncing at EVERY number on page #1, today Yahoo! kicked me back to page #3. I expected it I guess. I suppose the next thing will be that they kick me back to their backside for 2 years again. Traffic was good while it lasted. I've learnt never to depend on Yahoo! traffic. Google on its worst day still gives 10 times more traffic than Y!

languageusa




msg:3759088
 12:39 pm on Oct 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

With this update, Yahoo's SERPs started to refer to my Home Page with HTTPS on certan keywords (it has always been http before, and there are no links leading to my site with the https); on some other keywords the references to the same home page are correct (HTTP). This is causing different problems for me. Would anyone please suggest how I could contact Yahoo to ask them to correct this and revert their references to my site back to http. I'd appreciate it very much!
[I have also tried to redirect https to http in my htaccess file with no success.]

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