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What's happening with Yahoo lately?

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6:26 am on May 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Many posts on forums seems to confirm (in my opinion at least) what's happening at Yahoo! and why sites have been bouncing all over the serps lately.

1. To improve their index, Yahoo has been feverishly spidering sites of late. Probably this is to consolidate their position as G!'s Big Daddy seems to be facing some problems.

2. To increase and improve their index, they have (temporarily) lifted many filters which would explain the sudden surge of sites floating back to the top after a period of being banned or were low in the serps. I believe the removal of RSS links are part of this as well. They're probably starting out on a clean slate with a raw index (no filters, no restrictions).

3. After this, they will probably tweak their algos and re-introduce updated.improved filters, and we will see the serps going back to a more stable condition.

That's my humble opinion anyway... but what do I know... my site's bounced betweein page #1 and page #5 (no changes made. was stable at #10 for almost a year) and I can't do anything. My theory seems to console me as I helplessly watch my site ride the Yahoo! Yo-yo!

Let the theories flow... waddya think?

5:54 pm on May 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Interesting, I haven't noticed Yahoo spidering my site any more than usual lately.
10:15 pm on May 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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not every site has seen a significant increase in spidering. mine has gone up about 15% than normal.
7:44 pm on May 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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My sites spidering activity has been, and continues to be, painfully low.
9:49 pm on May 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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heavy spidering on my robots
10:24 pm on May 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Mebbe it's the older sites that are experiencing busier visits from slurp. Some webbies have said their once banned sites are starting to show up in the serps. Either Y has cleared them or they have temporarily lifted their filters. Only time will tell.