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Greetings, I've had a client's site's traffic from Yahoo drop significantly. I was not the orginal person who optimized the site; so, while looking for a cause of possible penalty, I noticed that the title and description tags had keyword phrases listed without concern for grammar.
Word is that traffic for this site had been growing steadily (mostly from Yahoo) and is now zero.
Am I correct in suspecting that Yahoo can detect improper use of grammar thus resulting in the fall?
Or, have the recent Yahoo index updates perhaps moved pages up that had better SEO? Combination of both?
His/her drop was likely due to the Yahoo index update, grammar or spelling would be the last thing I would consider. It could be that some of the sites that link to their web site are no longer looked at as high as they once were or the web site is linking out to a spamming web site(s).
"Widgets & Stuff - Green Widgets Blue Widgets Round Widgets Square Widgets Triangle Widgets"
In other words title and description do not read like a sentence designed for humans.
Even if they are not right now, do you not
expect them to in the future?
Also, if this is the case why not just do it right now instead of getting the shaft later and be forced to do it right under the stresses stemming from an abrupt loss in traffic?
Now of course if you're talking about blatant grammatical errors then that might be a whole 'nother story.