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Not seeing an official announcement

 11:02 am on Jan 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

But I am seeing movement...



 7:05 pm on Jan 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

Ya I see it too... I usually do not keep track of Yahoo because it is so spammy but I have an old domain now ranking at #2 for a highly competitive keyword. They must really like old domains with keywords in the url as this can be the only reason, that I can see anyways, that this domain would rank for that super competitive term as I have not promoted this old domain for years.


 6:26 pm on Jan 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

I think something changed too. It seems that Yahoo has a much stronger Holiday Gift Buying algo than Bing and Google. I suspect we're seeing less emphasis on purchasing versus information.


 9:09 pm on Jan 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

I am being told this might be related to Yahoo dropping paid inclusion?


 2:46 pm on Jan 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

This is directly related to paid inclusion being dropped. As of Jan. 6 paid inclusion in no longer a factor. I am curious what changes folks are seeing as a result of paid inclusion being dropped. From both those who were using paid inclusion and those who were not. Perhaps we will see a reversal in favor of those who were not using it in the first place.

My company had been suing paid inclusion since before I was here, over 4 years ago. I was very curious to see what would happen when this change happened. I'm still analyzing, but I am seeing some drop in rankings for my 11 year old site which dominates Google rankings in my vertical. In the past Yahoo rankings were pretty good and pretty stable.

My number 1 keyword went from a double listing in spots 1 and 2 to spots 3 and 4. Overtaken by wikipedia and a spammy competitor.

On average I'm seeing aroudn 2-4 spots dropped for major keywords. Hope this levels off and I can regain some position! Guess it's time to take a look at major Yahoo ranking factors again!


 6:57 pm on Jan 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

Isn't anybody even watching Yahoo anymore?


 10:08 am on Jan 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

better to spend the time watching Bing, i would have thought.



 12:49 pm on Jan 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

Both Bing and Yahoo lost ground to G this past month. Pretty amazing considering how much MS is spending to market Bing.

We stopped analyzing Y results as well. Figure it was going to be Bing results soon.


 5:39 pm on Jan 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

Some say Yahoo is a good alternative ranking. if your site ranks well in both Google and Yahoo, changes at Google aren't likely to drop your site too much.

For me it was great. I did some analysis just before the update, and then again today.

The number of time my site was in the first three results
Before 78
After 99

The number of time my site was in the 4th to 10th spot
before 125
after 179


 7:05 am on Jan 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

For the past 10 days, I see 30% increase in traffic for one site. This is solely due to Yahoo. Also, I notice that Yahoo indexes this site more heavily and more frequent than Google now. With another site -- no changes...


 9:32 pm on Jan 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

Yahoo tweaked something today around 1:30 until 3:00 Eastern time. We had a huge spike in traffic. Anyone else see this?


 4:51 pm on Jan 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

I think we're seeing a slow and painful death of Y! Search. The last Weather Report we had was back in early September. It's hard to believe that nothing's been tweaked since that time.


 7:02 am on Jan 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

Yahoo Japan announced its index update just today.

It's possible Y! U.S. has also rolled out its index update but not mentioned it.


 4:08 pm on Jan 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

Seeing more US movement....

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