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12:50 am on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Noticed on the Brandy thread that some have started seeing Ink on Yahoo. Me too! But it's not pure Ink. Does anyone want to comment on the differences? What I see is bunch of extra stuff in front of my listings :-(

I'm on the first page for a few things in Ink, but not on the Yahoo version.

8:21 am on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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The new results are now showing for me too (SW Florida).

When I checked this morning, it was still "powered by Google". No more. This will be interesting.

9:22 am on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Well it looks a lot cleaner than Pure Ink. Congratulations Yahoo! :)
10:13 am on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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www.yahoo.com.sg - using pre-brandy

www.yahoo.com.sg - using google

www.yahoo.com - using the NEW Yahoo!

10:29 am on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Think I will go crazy........
the new yahoo spider just pased by: Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Yahoo! Slurp; [help.yahoo.com...]

But think I will keep having the same problem as with Inktomi......... they only reads my robots.txt........
anybody knows how to contact yahoo? written Inktomi twice, but nothing change, and robots.txt are ok.

10:33 am on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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WOW yahoo.com has all my top keywords at number 1 :)
10:43 am on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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so no more google or inktomi in yahoo?or yahoo will use some inktomi?
10:51 am on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm seeing completely different results on .com to .co.uk (still Google). If this is what the new Yahoo index is going to look like I'm off to get drunk (to celebrate), it looks good to me.
10:59 am on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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agree .co.uk is showing different results but I can only view directory only results not the web?
11:27 am on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)



We should rename this thread since Tim has made it official.

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8:55 am on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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So, there it goes. Wondering if these Y! threads will become as huge as the G ones and if there is gonna be a YahverturetomiGuy around.

Now, one of my sites is listed within Y!, G indexed 50,000+ pages, other SEs doing well too, just this new Y! index knows 6 pages only from that big site.

Don't really understand what's going on, anyone wants to start guessing, advising on Y! SEO?

Thanks, Jens

9:21 am on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Additional testing conducted:

This is the only one of all my sites (widgets.net) together with the store.widgets.com that do not show up.

widgets.net 6 pages, it's a heavily portal-like-structured site with directory, articles, e-mail, forum, news, weather and the likes.

store.widgets.net no page indexed whatsoever, runs AWS on ASP.NET - similar programs show up fine in Y!

Do I get penelized for having a Yahoo!-like site?!?

Jens

5:12 pm on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Anyone wanna give the lowdown on how to see the new Y! serps?

I'm finding traffic from Y! coming in a lot today!

5:18 pm on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Nevermind, I figured it out, I just wasn't putting the same search term in.
9:36 pm on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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For some results I'm seeing Ink, others are G!, why is this?
3:18 am on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo has been delivering Inktomi results to certain people for the last three weeks.
I have seen nothing but Inktomi results during this period.
Most seo's don't get it, they are still googlized.
Ink will be the dominate db very soon.

M i n n a p p l e

5:01 am on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi Minnapple,

Have you been seeing pure Inktomi results or is it a mix of some sort?

5:30 am on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Starting to get Ink-on google -finally
Starting to get the new (brandy)results on google toolbar -finally
Since I'm usually a last stop on the update list, its STARTING TO TAKE HOLD. ))
7:29 am on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I see ink here in Calif 11:30 pm pacific. It was here earlier then it went back to google not it's back to ink. Hope it stays.

Tim

7:30 am on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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[news.com.com...]

Yahoo dumps Google search technology
Last modified: February 17, 2004, 9:17 PM PST
By Jim Hu and Stefanie Olsen
Staff Writer, CNET News.com


Yahoo dropped Google as the default search technology provider for its U.S.-based sites late Tuesday, signaling the beginning of the end for the Web's most high-profile marriage of convenience.

The change occurred at 9:30 p.m.

11:44 am on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)



"It also started showing results from its own technology, which include its paid inclusion program."

Guess I can still buy my way in ;)

EquityMind

11:45 am on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)



Tim,

Is this change official news and complete? or will this be a phased incremental rollout?

EquityMind

9:31 am on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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While feedback is always a bit tricky in such a huge public business (overhead, management of expectations internally and externally, etc.) the new Yahoo! Search Result Feedback form looks well constructed if they were to take it really serious.

But is this manageable? What's your take?

I liked the feature but don't really trust the impact.

Jens

10:42 am on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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[search.surveys.yahoo.com...]

for those who have not seen it

shak

9:17 am on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Early checks on the new Y! suggest that all my dynamic sites find a better home in the new Yahoo!

While G has major trouble indexing .aspx generated pages Yahoo! find way more of those and shows them nicely and complete with title, descr. and such.

Jens

1:23 pm on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I've been from nowhere to first page result for 4 of my keywords phrases. hum...
1:26 pm on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo uses Google SERPs but mixes them with their own stuff a little. I believe, and GoogleGuy has stated, that Google is currently in the process of updating so you may just be seeing the updated SERPs.

Check out the Brandy thread in the Google News forum for more info.

1:29 pm on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I know about G dance. I really don't get the same results on google :( and yahoo :)
1:31 pm on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Just checked Yahoo.com and the results are really different

There is a thread in this forum about this change, it looks like we're seeing Ink on Yahoo.com.

2:41 pm on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hot topic in the Supporters forum. It appears they switched from google for a little while about an hour ago.

Y! must be debugging their new index.

1:15 am on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Is Yahoo doing some kind of dance too?

You are seeing Inktomi or Yahoo/Inktomi results or variants thereof coming online... then sometimes disappearing for a while.

Your question brings up an interesting thought. Should we expect Yahoo/Inktomi dances in the future?

I've never noticed a big event with an Inktomi update, just generally an overnight change... but will they ignore the public relations value of this kind of week-long event in the future?

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