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Yahoo Update July 13th



12:20 pm on Jul 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I am seeing a major update...I think?

I say I think b/c it is so bad it seems like a bug. There was also no weather report on the Yahoo! blog.

Anyone else seeing what I am seeing?


2:54 pm on Jul 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, after some looking at the results - my old websites went back up, my new websites went back down :)


2:55 pm on Jul 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I dont worry about kw density. That isnt what this update is about.


3:33 pm on Jul 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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While likely not entirely about KW, if the top 10 in your area's density is a lot lower than it used to be, that can be handy to know -- like I said, in my instance 9 of the top 10 didn't even have the phrase in their reference tags...all my sites that fell did, so that's something to consider.

Have you uncovered anything specific for your set of results? Any other variables that we haven't touched upon yet? What about the geographic location of your backlinks?



4:02 pm on Jul 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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In the area I look at kw density is definately up.


6:13 pm on Jul 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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For those of you who think why we are discussing that Yahoo is going in dark is becuase of this....

Look at Y Results on a competitive search item :

1) Crappy URL : Redirected Result : Main Purpose is to sell.
2) Blog - Which is not opening.
3) Crappy URL : Site hosted at Free Server - Not Opening
4) Redirected Result :Pointing to same site at no. 1 position.
5) Crapy URL : Site Hosted at Free Server : - showing "Not Found"
6) Informative Site
7) Crapy URL : Site hosted at Free Server : Unwanted Redirect
8) Crap URL : Site Not Opening : Pure Crap
9) Crap Result : Site Not Opening
10) Informative/Selling Site

are these good results? Can anyone consider these results as fine work? What does this mean?

Is YAHOO delievering useful information to visitors? If yes, then why 80% of the sites in top 20 results are not opening? Where is the information? How come these redirects?

FOR Webmasters : What does these webmasters have done wrong? Look, Search Engines are there, because Webmasters are there. They want their site to be viewed by their target audience. Webmasters have made quality site, Which includes Information as well as some selling options. After all its about commercialization. If you go to a Restaurant, you first see the menu and then pick your dish(or item). But here, Restaurant Menu is showing - "10 items are available for you to eat. but only one or two is actually there which we can serve to You"....Bull #*$!

It seems that Yahoo, Google have forget that their main motto was to show relevant(or quality) results to visitors. Right now, what they are doing is "showing only one quality (not quality result you can say its relevant) out of 10 results. Really how Yahoo is doing this..Full Marks for them for giving their potential market a hint : Try Spammy techniques to get in SERPS. Well Done Y, I am there to Follow ur instruction, afterall I also want to get in SERPS. If not by Good Mean (which i was following from years) then surely by SPAMMY Techniques, which Yahoo is telling me to do.

Yahoo SERPS.

Lot of Blog sites, Un-wanted Redirects are appearing which surely defeating the purpose of Yahoo being a world class Search Engine.

A suggestion for Yahoo Representatives.

For any organization, Customer Support is utmost important. Please try to answer the problems, queries raised by webmasters in this forum or at any other platform. Show your concern and work on the problem. Have you check your spam report section? I am sure that you've got thousands of spam reports. Work on these spam reports and my request to you is to evaluate these spam reports, and eliminate these sites which have not a single term appearing in site, but they are appearing at no. 1 or in top 10. Why these "Not Found" pages are appearing. Check out these things and you will found why we are showing our concern about the Current SERPS. This Yahoo Update is one of the worst(that I have seen till yet) then Ever Before.


7:09 pm on Jul 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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looks like the results has reverted back to the old results.


8:56 pm on Jul 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Not that I can see.


9:18 pm on Jul 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Still the same for me here too Caveman.

Some are seeing higher KW density and some lower...okay, let's set that aside then.

What other factors for dropped sites do we have? It isn't just sites that have affiliate linkage in them; it doesn't seem to have anything to do with the frequency that the pages are updated; I don't see any correlations with the # or age of the backlinks, and though I thought it might be the case, the geographic location didn't seem to matter much...what then. Scrapers causing dupe content problems?

The 52-card pickup anaolgy seems fitting at this point.



9:46 pm on Jul 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm searching for some bad stuff, not really finding anything other than the usual mix. Results seem very much like Google's meaning the same tricks that work on Google work on Yahoo.

If someone wants to sticky me an example, great. I'll take a look. But overall, I've won or lost a few, but in my sector they look about right.


9:53 pm on Jul 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Odd. I see orphaned pages (i.e., abandoned; not doorway pages) - with NO inbound internal or external links any more - ranking on page 1 of numerous SERP's. Don't think I've ever seen that before.

About a year ago Y! did an update that reminds me of this one, in that just like a year ago, I'm seeing tons of examples where they seem to be filtering out the best sub page to show for a specific search (e.g., "red widgets") and instead are now showing a page above it or below it or beside it. For example, on a search for "red widgets" where they should show the page: "WidgetSite.com/red-widgets/"

... they are now showing either:

"WidgetSite.com/red-widgets/" (the page above /red-widgets/)
"WidgetSite.com/red-widgets/large-red-widgets" (a page below /red-widgets/)
"WidgetSite.com/red-widgets/blue-widgets" (a page beside /red-widgets/).

[edited by: caveman at 10:11 pm (utc) on July 15, 2006]

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