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Yahoo Search Goes Down - New Year's Eve

keep getting an oops! message from Yahoo

     

chaiitea

1:19 am on Jan 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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For almost the past hour I have been getting an oops! message from Yahoo. I search "sweater" for example and I get the business links but not any other search results. It says:

We ran into a temporary problem while performing your search. Please try your search again.

But no matter what I search, it keeps doing it. Just wanted to know if anyone else has been getting this too.

Happy New Year! :)

2:23 am on Jan 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to the forums, chaiitea.

Same thing for me -- and it's very slow to be served, too.

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Yahoo search has been down for the last couple of hours. All you get is an 'oops' message along with PPC ads. Wow, this will really strain some PPC budgets.
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Yahoo & Alltheweb are both "down"

How's that for stability and authority!

[edited by: tedster at 2:26 am (utc) on Jan. 1, 2006]
[edit reason] splice similar posts into one thread [/edit]

3:03 am on Jan 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Traffic from yahoo accross several different sites stopped just after 7:00 pm EST. An occasional user comes through, but 99% halted.

I came here in a panic thinking that they banned all of my sites simultaneously. ;)

4:07 am on Jan 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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LOL - a natural assumption, eh? At any rate, now it's about 11pm EST and things appear to be fixed. But a four hour outage is pretty scary for such an important search engine.

Now it's time for me to welcome the new year.

4:32 am on Jan 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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This is probably the quitest time possible for the search engines. If there was something that had to be done that involved shutting down a cluster for example then this would be the right time to do it.

I mean who wants to search when there's a party to go to :)

Mack.

4:40 am on Jan 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Weird. For a second I thought April Fools had come early. :) Working fine for me now..
4:58 am on Jan 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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GoogleGuy I bet you where really concerned ;)

And talking of party, what you doing here?

Mack.

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Coming up for me, did they update? Looks like they just slaughtered one of my sites. Not banned, just MIA for searches.

[edited by: Marcia at 5:19 am (utc) on Jan. 1, 2006]

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Its back for the moment, most pages are no longer cached at the moment and results for my site changed dramatically.
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I'm wondering if they did a "dance" during the outtage.

First thing I did, was check SERPS, and there's been substantial movement since 24 hours ago.

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They are changing things. My yahoo mail account looks broken in FF.
4:15 pm on Jan 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo Groups have been in rolling blackouts for the past week. Something is up ay Y!
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Who cares if you are in the B2B business Yahoo may as well be permanently down....
3:25 pm on Jan 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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elixir....lol!
3:29 pm on Jan 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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All you get is an 'oops' message along with PPC ads. Wow, this will really strain some PPC budgets.

The cynic in me can't help wondering if they had an end of year revenue target to hit. Pulling your search results offline for a couple of hours and leaving the ads would certainly give revenue a kick!

Nah - surely not.

Traffic-wise I don't think I'd notice if Yahoo was down either.

 

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