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Yahoo, if your reading this, fix your broken search engine already - we are all sick of it.
Unfortunately Yahoo didn't like the 301 redirect and sent us to PAGE 20+ for the past year. After reading this post and checking our logs we now seem to be back at the top of Yahoo (and Google), so hopefully amongst other things Yahoo are cleaning up the 301 issue.
Interestingly site:domain.com and site:www.domain.com show mainly www.domain.com pages now (so it looks like merging our backlinks from domain.com and www.domain.com), whereas previously (a month or so ago) they would show two different lists.
So if you used to be top ranked on Yahoo, you may be facing new competition from other popular sites that were confusing Yahoo with 301 redirects.
At one point last year i though that it was a case that the yahoo index was full and that you had to wait for site pages to drop out the index before new ones were added?.
Im not sure what the position is currently. Either they are just gathering pages for the next update or they want to show a massive number of pages in the index but only list the first so many in the serps.
I notice they are updating backlinks currently
I have experienced something weird with this recent yahoo update. First of all, all the keywords I was ranking for in the last couple of years fell down at the beginning of the update and disappeared completely, expect one page, that stayed exactly on spot. On the first page of a pretty competitive keyword. What is weird is that this only page that stayed in the SERPS is also the only one to have a cache in the yahoo system. All my other pages have dropped their cache from yahoo...So my guess is ( and I really hope so) that yahoo will come back and male a fresh crawl of my site, and them re-rank all those pages that are not ranking anymore. Isin't a weird way of doing a site's update, or maybe they has a little trouble in the last crawling/indexing process?
Do you think this could be a penalty? It would be a weird penalty to remove all cache from all pages except one!
[edited by: jatar_k at 1:56 pm (utc) on Oct. 12, 2005]
Thats it, I didn't do anything but my regular content updates.
Possibly the way Yahoo is sorting and calculating now naturaly placed mine higher then ever, while things that worked before with others are simply not fitting the algos anymore.
I have no idea, and anything else anyone here says is speculation too.
I was just supprised to see so many more yahoo referals than usuall
that may be the result of algo trends, but it is not the intent, and it is more important to discern the intent behind "trends" in algos.
My guess is that someday they will figure out why they've excluded some websites and let us back in. Until then, I just keep adding content.