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May 11, 2006: Yahoo Update?

Yahoo Results Bouncing Back and Forth



3:38 pm on May 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I went to check some keywords and ranking in yahoo and I am seeing yahoo bounce back and forth between two sets of results. Anyone else seeing this?


5:34 pm on May 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The pure SERPS are on Alltheweb and Altavista. Y! then takes these and blends a subdomain penalty and promotes YSM! search partner sites to produce the Y! SERPS.

Yahoo (Google, and many other sites) use subdomains (for instance, to seperate services, like adsense.google.com), so I dont understand having a subdomain penalty.


8:56 pm on May 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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That comment was prior to this update. Y! appears to be getting its act together!

There's a big difference between adsense.google.com and how-to-make-money-with-adsense.im-the-big-winner.com

Looks like Y! has now better addressed subdomains with this update.


1:05 pm on Jun 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone know how to get Yahoo to actually obey a robots.txt file? We run a .ca and .com and have a complete ban on all engines for the .ca, but Yahoo is the only engine that doesn't seem to want to listen to it.

Any suggestions?


11:34 am on Jun 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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--Any suggestions? --

IP Range Based detection might solve your issue


12:21 pm on Jun 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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IP range detection as in banning Slurp based on it's IP addresses? That's a bit scary considering our .com site resides on the same box.
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