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Yahoo: plummeting entry?

Previously top 5, now 45

     
9:39 pm on Nov 21, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I was wondering why this might happen. The category isn't overly competitive, and there hasn't been any new entries in the past week, yet a site has dropped from top 5 to mid 40's. I know click-thrus form part of the picture, but is there any other factor that may have caused this?
9:42 pm on Nov 21, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo has been the topic of many discussions lately, here is one of them: Yahoo Algorithm Change [webmasterworld.com]

It seems that when Yahoo introduced the new Overture listings, they changed their algorithm a bit. Some people saw their sites drop and some people saw them climb.

9:46 pm on Nov 21, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Agerhart

Is it your opinion that a new algo has been implemented or that the existing algo is being changed frequently for competitive categories?

Or both?

9:50 pm on Nov 21, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I haven't seen too much evidence that points to an all out algo change in competitive categories.

I have one site that went from a #2 listing to a #1 listing, but I think that this was a result of click-popularity and possibly the fact that the #1 listing was only a one page site.