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Fifth Weather Report for Yahoo! Update

Just in time to be the buzz of PubCon

   
5:12 am on Nov 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Tim just posted to the Yahoo Search Blog tonight...

We will be making changes to the index tonight. You should see some changes in ranking as well as some shuffling of the pages that are included in the index. This update will be complete by tomorrow (Monday) morning.

I am sure PubCon attendees will be talking about it!

1:04 am on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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My yahoo position has dropped over the last couple of years. My links are all on topic, i am very careful of that. However, I have a large product related site that dominates in most of where we need to be. Usually in top 5. However, in yahoo I am 55 for a main term. One of my main competitors has the same problem and he has a links page as well.

I was thinking of pulling the outbounds and then resubmitting for a review as outlined in another thread. Any opinion?

That said, my yahoo traffic seems to have risen very slightly in the last few days and I can see a few deep links now appearing here and there.

4:09 am on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The subdomain problem was a sympton. Addressing it really didn't address the problem. It was a branch. Now the bottom feeders just invest $4.95 in domains instead of nothing with subdomains, and link to inner /directories/ of the domain. Basically the exact same thing as subdomains, although it restricts the trash "sites" to only two listings.

The problem remains the adoration of blog comment links... and then the lack of niche authority and the lack of niche/domain authority, both of which should combine to blow huge volume of sewage links out of the water, but does not.

And then of course the handling of redirects is nothing short of pathetic. There can be no justification for listing non-existant URLs... and certainly no justification for ranking tons of them that all redirect to the same thing.

9:17 am on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hmmmz

Yahoo always seem to do this at update time. Drop pages and then add them back (I hope they add them back this time)

The dropped pages can be seen on Yahoo UK at the moment.

Eg.

Site:www.yahoo.com on Yahoo UK = 1,720 results.
Site:www.yahoo.com on Yahoo com = 279,000

Amazon on .com = 16,100,000 on .co.uk = 4,920,000

So looks like some some sites might not be getting as much taffic from Yahoo.co.uk at the moment.

9:25 am on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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and now it has bounced back again.

Hmmmmz

3:08 pm on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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When I type in a search term on yahoo and include the -asdf the results change for my site.
Sometimes higher sometimes lower depending on the term. What does this mean is there anything I can read into this to help my site? I would really appreciate any help from people more knowledgeable from me on this subject.
3:46 pm on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If you are familiar with mcdar.net you know that you can check your rankings with google DCs

Is there a service that allows you to check your rankings with Yahoo DCs?

Thank you.

1:38 am on Nov 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Does Yahoo have some help for Webmasters?

I was doing pretty well earlier, few months back. Now very bad on yahoo.

I would like to see what Yahoo is primarily is looking for.

Thanks.

8:20 pm on Nov 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, were is yahooguy, come on yahoo get in the game!
Do you want the most relevant results?
You must have the most relevant webmasters.
Where is our yahoo site maps?
6:13 am on Nov 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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All my sites that where dropped from yahoo in the past year are all back on the first page.
anyone else seeing this. hope it sticks
6:38 am on Nov 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I was thinking of pulling the outbounds and then resubmitting for a review as outlined in another thread. Any opinion?

I wouldn't do that at all unless there is a specific reason to. I have still not seen any evidence that themed link exchanges hurt anyone. It's where guys are linking from sofa sites to sites about pet food where some penalty *could* be incurred and I use this loosely as well.

I am finding on the other hand that sites we have that have used on topic themed backlinks from established ranking Yahoo have helped us immensely over the last 8 months.

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