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I think I just got the Yahoo version of Pandalized.
Sgt_Kickaxe




msg:4433125
 2:31 am on Mar 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

As of roughly midnight yesterday my statistics from yahoo! tell me something has changed with my yahoo rankings, or just in general.

- Google traffic is up a nice clip, the new Panda iteration was kind to me(I worked hard for it!)
- Bing traffic is up 11% over what I would expect for today.


Overall both Google and Bing are sending what I would expect barring major changes, minus the increase likely resulting from Panda, but then I look at yahoo and..

- traffic is down 41%
- traffic quality is drastically lower
- time on site down 44%
- bounce rate up 17%

so not only did I receive less traffic from Yahoo, by a considerable amount, it was lesser quality traffic (mostly foreign in fact) as well.

Now if Yahoo is no longer a search engine and it's powered by bing... what's going on here?

 

martinibuster




msg:4433149
 8:29 am on Mar 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

Now if Yahoo is no longer a search engine and it's powered by bing... what's going on here?


The SERPs can be different to a degree. Yahoo manipulates the Bing data. Yahoo takes the Bing data and filters it, perhaps IMO with some off-page data, but I think their filtering is better than the input, resulting in GIGO.

Take a look at Yahoo's research papers [labs.yahoo.com], they're heavy into determining what a page is about by analyzing off-page factors. Yahoo's The Signal [news.yahoo.com], a blog about predicting the outcomes of current events with statistical analysis is pretty interesting. It shows what directions Yahoo is taking in analyzing data.

engine




msg:4443156
 9:21 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

This recent announcement shows that the Yahoo search team are busy experimenting with the data. [webmasterworld.com]

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