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As I seem to recall, Yahoo does some minor updating each Friday, with larger updates around the third Friday of each month. This statement is based on what I've read here and what I've observed myself.
I have to say this update looks horrible for many of the searches I conducted. I'm seeing sites that have no relevancy come up high in the results. Some of the sites that are coming up in top 3 seem to be more popular for just one of the words in the search keyphrases. But if the search contains more than one word it Yahoo seems to get confused and doesn't provide the most relevant results for the exact search phrase. Also, more of the popular sites have taken a nosedive. Sites that have been number 1 on Yahoo, and still are number 1 on the other majors, have fallen deep in Yahoo's results.
All in all it looks like Yahoo is starting all over in the Search game and re-building their algo from scratch. It just reminds me of MSN, but where do they stand in the ranks...last. I hate to see Yahoo fall behind MSN, but MSN is showing more relevant results as of now.
Maybe Yahoo should revert back to the algo before their fifth update (http://www.ysearchblog.com/archives/000213.html) when they were still providing relevant results.
If this is their way to compete with Google results, I'd say continue to use Google.
For 1 keyword with the same rank as before, I am getting few thousand more traffic from few hundred previously. So good that it counts as 50% of my overall traffic from every source.
How is that logically possible? Where is yahoo getting all this traffic? And why am I getting all these traffic without change in rank?
And its not small site, but big site in competetive industry.
Is it because of superbowl?
Wake me up when they start doing their job.
I even would think that they fake some of their traffic - Yahoo is a very dishonest company (for search engine part) IMO.
Google traffic: 70%
MSN traffic: 26%
Yahoo traffic: 3%
Xalex, check the Yahoo Buzz Log on their home page and then click "More Buzz." You may find a link to a search that your page ranks very well in. This has happened to me twice (on two different sites) since last summer. Is your site related to the Super Bowl or anything in the Buzz Log?
I am still seeing changes now though. Things are bouncing around. Some listings are using the Yahoo directory listing title and description and others aren't. One minute the listing is there, the next its gone.
For site:www.domain.com I get only the root indexed with title and description and the rest are only URLs and 6 months old titles. Also from 130 pages I have only 30 listed.
What is happening?
Same situation for me too, my couple of sites are in top 5 positions today, for all keywords but I am not seeing any position change for my main site.