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Traffic from Yahoo dropped last week

Our referral traffic from Yahoo SERPs has dropped significantly

   
5:44 pm on Aug 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Our referral traffic from Yahoo SERPs has dropped significantly last week, while our rankings for the most important search phrases we're tracking remained the same. We've seen about 20% traffic drop week-over-week last week, and it's further down 10% this week.

Google traffic remained the same, so it doesn't seem to be a seasonal drop for our business.

My guess would be that Yahoo has launched their redesigned homepage on a large scale in the US last week, and it doesn't convert to searches as well as the old one used to.

Did anyone else notice this?

8:23 pm on Aug 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I get a decent amount of traffic from Yahoo daily and have not noticed a drop at all.
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8:02 am on Aug 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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my website was so too, the traffic came from yahoo search declined quite drastically this month, my website is a big site and i never change anything, i am confused for it, any guys can help give me some suggestions. thank you
10:20 am on Aug 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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i am confused for it

welcome to the yahoo-yoyo. my site went missing a month ago. i contacted Y! support and asked them to check. didn't get a reply but my site suddenly came back at #50. then it went up to #38. two days ago, i added an rss feed at Yahoo's mySites. yesterday, my site went missing again.

am i worried? no... not anymore. this is the Yahoo YoYo. I've given up worrying. if your site is white-hat, give it some time before your contact them.

9:33 pm on Aug 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the replies.

But the weird thing is that the search rankings for my site haven't changed at all. Our pages still rank very well. I was convinced that it happened because the new Yahoo homepage simply discourages people from searching (there's more original content on it). But if noone else noticed the referal drop, I guess it must be something else.

Any ideas?..

1:02 am on Aug 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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seasonal fluctuation?
8:11 pm on Aug 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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My traffic from Y is way down today. That's why I am here. To see what is happening. Haven't really checked my serp rankings yet. Y has always been my best traffic. Google is only like a distant friend. MSN loves my site but isn't a big traffic deliverer.
Gee...wonder what it would be like to have all three at once.
 

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