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Change in Yahoo SERPs?
September 26, 2008
jgold454

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Msg#: 3753265 posted 3:55 pm on Sep 26, 2008 (gmt 0)


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Anyone notice another change yesterday in the SERPs?

 

aish1108

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Msg#: 3753265 posted 4:21 pm on Sep 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

Nothing

patrick89

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Msg#: 3753265 posted 6:11 pm on Sep 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

I noticed some fluctuations yesterday as well.

textex

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Msg#: 3753265 posted 9:26 pm on Sep 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

Seeing it today...

BillyS

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Msg#: 3753265 posted 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

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Msg#: 3753265 posted 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

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Msg#: 3753265 posted 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

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Msg#: 3753265 posted 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

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Msg#: 3753265 posted 11:15 am on Sep 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Looks like an update to me...

con771

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Msg#: 3753265 posted 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

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Msg#: 3753265 posted 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

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Msg#: 3753265 posted 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

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Msg#: 3753265 posted 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

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Msg#: 3753265 posted 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

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Msg#: 3753265 posted 6:57 am on Oct 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

Results are garbage for one client I track.

angiolo

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Msg#: 3753265 posted 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

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Msg#: 3753265 posted 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#: 3753265 posted 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

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Msg#: 3753265 posted 10:30 am on Oct 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

I can not find the new one...

Just a 404 message.

pageoneresults

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Msg#: 3753265 posted 10:44 am on Oct 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Anyone notice the new SERPs warnings in Yahoo!

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

Warning: Unsolicited Emails

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rustybrick

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Msg#: 3753265 posted 11:36 am on Oct 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

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

pageoneresults

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Msg#: 3753265 posted 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

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Msg#: 3753265 posted 1:52 pm on Oct 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

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

con771

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Msg#: 3753265 posted 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

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Msg#: 3753265 posted 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

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Msg#: 3753265 posted 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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