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Yahoo is GONE!

All overture and google with no more yahoo.

     
1:33 am on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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All overture and google with no more yahoo. I verified this from different machines, cleared cookies, everything at 9:32pm EST. Can anyone else verify this?

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1:36 am on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I am seeing the same as you - no Yahoo - hmmm....
1:37 am on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Got the directory on first page here in Georgia US.

<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>

1:41 am on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Arizona is seeing the same thing.

Initial results from search.yahoo.com are google and overture and you have to click on a "Directory" link to get directory search results.

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Hey Lucky me, I finally discovered something first!
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Same thing as quotations here in Arizona.
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Look at the top right of the screen

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..

2:08 am on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Also, if you look closely, no more google.yahoo.com

it's only from search.yahoo.com

I think the relation between the two is over..

2:09 am on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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The results are not exactly the same. For the results that I follow, Google returns alot of the "indented" returns. For example a search for "blue widgets" will return the root of the site, immediatly followed by a deep linked page of the same site. The new "Y!" stuff I am seeing are stripping away that second result. Looks like a cleaner SERP.

Can you believe I just said that? Yahoo is delivering a cleaner SERP than GOOGLE.

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Totally gutted! Fantastic listing went in on Sunday only for everything to change today!

Does anyone know whether this will also affect yahoo.co.uk?

2:30 am on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Amazing change with Yahoo...

Well I lost the #1 spot on Yahoo for one of my sites but got #2 for another in exchange (different category) so the "don't put all your eggs" has it's merits.

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I have seen this happen before, only to have the results revert back to the Y! directory search after a short period of time. What seems different on this occasion is that it seems that pretty well all users are seeing the same thing, whereas before, the "experiment" wasn't apparently shown through all of the data centers.
2:56 am on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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You will get your answer here :

[help.yahoo.com...]

They have changed everything.

No more Yahoo! searches (directory searches) by default.

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If this holds, this is massive news. LOL, and all the big dogs are on their way to London. WOOF!
3:00 am on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Those are Google RANKINGS with Yahoo DESCRIPTIONS.
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I took a screen shot last night of the same with the old Summary¦Categories¦Web Sites¦Web Pages¦News.
Results were identical.

What a load... just scored some nice, new listings in the last few weeks. So the value of a $299 listing is now what?

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So is that the end of the Google results on Yahoo? If so now its time to see how Yahoo does their ranking, what they use, how they use them and how to get me mixed in with them :)
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>>>Those are Google RANKINGS with Yahoo DESCRIPTIONS.

except for the sites that are not listed in the yahoo directory, those appear also (in Google order) but without a Yahoo des & title.

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Deleted. Hunter beat me to the punch.
3:09 am on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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rmjvol wrote : "What a load... just scored some nice, new listings in the last few weeks. So the value of a $299 listing is now what? "
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Well, if the keyword does not trigger the Yahoo! directory. There isn't any value to the listing.

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..

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What time does the Cadillac dealer close tonight?...

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>What time does the Cadillac dealer close tonight?...

Buying or returning? *LOL*

I'm now wondering if this may also drive overture bids higher ...

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>Cadillac dealer close tonight?...<

So much for not putting all of you eggs in one basket. Google is now like one of those russian dolls that you open and out pops a seemingly endless supply of smaller dolls.

Google is the basket.

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Can you guys tell me exactly what you are seeing? I do not see it. Everything is the same to me.

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.

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Can you clarify? I'm not quite seeing what you are.
Yahoo directory results are not showing first?
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Okay... just finished a Jack Daniels double and two cigarettes (I quit smoking 9 months ago... seemed to have restarted this week).

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.

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Everything is still the same for me (in the US).

What I have noticed is that if I search for a URL it defaults to Web Pages. But if I just search for a word I get thet regular Web Sites results.

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Seems to have switched back, for now.
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>>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?

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]

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They have switched back to the old yahoo searches..

?

What the..

Ok..

Weird.

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