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Significant Y! Movement?

Anyone else seing SERPs changes?

     
1:51 am on Feb 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm seeing some big changes this afternoon over a number of keywords in a number of different areas.

Anyone else?

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7:22 am on Feb 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Even i noticed some changes but not a major one
7:24 am on Feb 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Any one else noticed some changes
3:25 pm on Feb 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I see that Yahoo has finally started to improve. I see some really big changes in the results. I noticed that they are now using the actual site discription instead of the directory discription.
4:30 pm on Feb 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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My traffic seems to be a bit higher today from Yahoo, I was wondering if there was an update too.

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.

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Something is definately happening, I went from #107 to #10 for one of my main keywords. I'm just hoping it stays there.
1:37 pm on Feb 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Same here, big changes.

For one keyowrd I am getting #*$!x refferal from xxx previously, even though my rank has not changed.

Anyone seen this peculiarity?

3:55 pm on Feb 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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seenan increase of around 100 a day - wondered where it came from.
5:16 pm on Feb 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Looks like it depends on the datacenters.

I see two versions of my site (old and current) when doing separate searches.

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Well, it looks like Yahoo is conducting another Update (algo change), however you may not see it yet until all their datacenters have completed the update.

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.

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I see no significant changes across any of the spaces I watch.
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Man this is crazy.

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?

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I dont see much change...still these poor SERP, still hand coded results on competitive searches, still same screw up of certain websites when indexing -

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.

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Yahoo is slow to index us in the SERP's, we launched our site on December 3rd and we are still not listed in Yahoo SERP's, Google has us on the top and MSN we are on the front page and moving up.

Google traffic: 70%
MSN traffic: 26%
Yahoo traffic: 3%

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"How is that logically possible? Where is yahoo getting all this traffic? And why am I getting all these traffic without change in rank?"

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?

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You are right "Rainie". My keyword seems to be in the buzz log, even though its not related to superbowl.

Oh well, I guess it would die down in a week.

This illustrates Yahoo is still a force to reckon with.

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I am just now seeing some changes in Yahoo. I did not see them 5 hours ago or even when this thread started.
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Yes I am also seeing changes this morning.

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.

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I dissapeared from the top of Yahoo for many search terms in early January. I'm starting to climb up now. The part that is hard to swallow is all the non relevent and outdated listings above mine. I also noticed that my listing cache is missing and my xml link has errors. This last update cost me a fortune in revenue. Such is life on the web!

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I have a domain that appeared yesterday back on the first 10 spots for its keyword. However my main site is still banned or have a indexing problem.

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?

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>> I have a domain that appeared yesterday back on the first 10 spots for its keyword. However my main site is still banned or have a indexing problem.

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.