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The Site has been No1 for its key phrase for years.
I notice that when the site is not returned, the number of results returned for the search is consistantly less (about 5%).
Has anyone else had this experience?
I suppose it is due to Yahoo having different data sets and that they may have dropped some data on one or more of them about two weeks ago.
The other scenario (too scary to think about) is that my site has suffered in a recent update and it is just taking time to spread - I really hope not.
I don't think it is due to an update. When my site
is missing all the others seem to be in about the same places.
If it was an update I would expect to see some shift between surrounding sites when I see the loss of my site. I don't see that. Just less results returned..
The results always seem fine on .co.uk by the way.
Does anyone know if this is an RSS feed issue?
Looks like there are some incomplete servers out there (data drop or whatever).
If you are seeing your site appearing and dissapearing then check the number of results returned in each case.
The results are also looking quite similar to the big 'G' but it seems a bit short sighted trying replicate those results rather than make their own results more superior.
I see less results returned (about 10%) when my site is not there.
Since I have been watching this one test search like a hawk over the last month I have also noticed the number of results being returned has been increasing over the time period.
Not withsanding the "now you see me now you don't" dance with 10% less results seems to be a constant.