Msg#: 4055039 posted 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.
Msg#: 4055039 posted 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!
Msg#: 4055039 posted 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...