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Brutal! Thats all I can say, BRUTAL.
MSN Beta kills Yahoo results and Google's not much better than Yahoo these daze.
[edited by: martinibuster at 11:32 pm (utc) on Nov. 29, 2004]
[edit reason] Widgetized. Thanks. :) [/edit]
Curious if an old cache is being displayed, or if these are new results from a new algo...interesting nonetheless...
It is a little hopeless, because the 3 big ones are having troubles or want us to pay.
#1 is a site for which the entire content is "widget-intl.com" Yep, that's it! The cache shows the same. Of course it is also the URL. And the entire source is....you guessed it "widget-intl.com"... no html at all.
So, is that the new algo?
I'm US based. #2 is Australian, #3 is in Spanish and #4 is Australian.
#6 and #8 are from the same domain.
#7 and #10 are New Zealand.
Here's a clue. Display widget in the domain name in order to rank.
Interestingly, MSN is showing the old results. Go figure.
I have a lot of pages that are nowhere to be found except when I search for domain.com and then again usually only 5 or 6 pages are showing.
I notice that density and backlinks aren't the predominating factors anymore either, a lot of old sites are resurfacing.
Disappointing at best
The wierd thing is that the new top sites have no backlinks, and aren't optmized at all. I'm going to hold tight and assume this is a fluke that will repair soon.
My sites had been in yahoo since the year 2000 and through hard work (18 hours a day every day) I was in some good position for some keywords, and as someone has said previously, the sites that have taken over #1 spot are really useless for the consumer or someone looking for information on some subject.
There's is thousands of conflicting reasoning for the why thousands of good web sites have dissapeared from yahoo, I don't have any idea myself, only the believe (and hope) that yahoo slurp is broken and nobody knows how to fix it.
Good luck all
I first saw the changed results last night at home, all day at work today the normal results, and now at home its the nightmare again.
Hope its a data problem or fluke.