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<added>Now I am getting a overture followed by google with yahoo cats at the bottom of pages in the directory. At the top there is a link to switch to the directory. Maybe the first search is cached.</added>
You get :
Search in: The Web ¦ Directory ¦ News
By default, the search results are from "the web"?
Those results look like they are from google
If you click on Directory, you will get results from within the Yahoo! directory
But no more mention about google..
Can you believe I just said that? Yahoo is delivering a cleaner SERP than GOOGLE.
What a load... just scored some nice, new listings in the last few weeks. So the value of a $299 listing is now what?
You also need to be like the 1st ones in the directory to expect traffic now.
If not, well, you will have to have a good ranking in that third pary search results provider.. lol
Oh man.. This is not good..
Are you saying everything is Overture (top and bottom) and Google for results. And the Google results have Y! descriptions/titles for sites that are in the directory? This is what I saw when I looked at someone's screenshot too, but I can not see it myself.
I was seeing the new results, then on more recent queries it went back. Clearing cookies had no effect, so I think that they are either still testing (doubtful) or having migrated on all servers yet.
I'm really worried. We were riding high on Google, then had a weekend outage and appeared to get penalized by an average of 2 pages. We were still rocking Yahoo (all our sites are PR7 or PR8), but no more.
Good thing that I didn't buy that new car that I wanted.
That's exactly what I'm seeing, with ALL references to search results being provided by Google gone.
<added> Of course as soon as I posted that I checked again and got the old results. :) </added>
[edited by: digitalghost at 3:30 am (utc) on Oct. 9, 2002]