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Garya

9:28 am on Aug 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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looks like yahoo is looking more like google with this update. Older sites, outdated. Worst results yet.
all three SE have bad results.
ask.com only one with good results.

tedster

5:12 am on Sep 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'd like to note that incrediBill did not say you should necessarily do exactly what they do -- rather it's good to study what made their url so successful. That knowledge can then be intelligently applied or not, as makes sense in your big picture. But the understanding you gain from that study can often inform your future efforts in a helpful way.

superclown2

12:28 pm on Sep 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It's interesting to see that once again one of my sites on someone else's USA server has been hacked by, I suppose, islamic militants who have filled the index page with arabic script. Once again the site has climbed alarmingly up the Y! serps for a very competitive (English!) search term - bizarre.

annej

3:29 pm on Sep 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Results for my sites have been mediocre in Yahoo since I did the redirect to www after Bourbon. I suspect Yahoo didn't like that for some reason. (Geez, was that two years ago now?

Now I seem to have been forgiven and my pages' results seem to be simular to results in MSN and Google. Nice to be in the top 10 again on most topics.

It does look to me like key words in the title makes a big difference for example "ing" brings different results than the "s" and that from the singular.

ratzmilk

4:30 pm on Sep 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Superclown, leave the hacked version that ranks well up, and just put a meta refresh to your real page.

That way, you'll keep your position, and everyone can still get to your page.

Did they leave a contact address btw? I wouldn't mind having my site 'hacked' by them as well. I could use a boost in ranking.

DXL

10:38 pm on Sep 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have a famous music artist client whose official site moved from #1 in Yahoo to the third page of results for a search of his name. Who ranks before him now? Every Made For Adsense site which has scraps of info about him. He has a new album about to come out, how wonderful is Yahoo's timing.

Garya

7:39 pm on Sep 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Investors dumped shares in Yahoo (YHOO) on Sept. 19 after the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Internet company warned of slowing online advertising growth in recent weeks.

I guess there plan is working to increase visitors to there site with inferior results. maybe if they can improve there results back to 1 tear ago visitors will come back. Rocket Science... Dah!

RichTC

11:22 pm on Sep 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It is odd, overall serps in yahoo have gone down hill since about a year ago.

I can only conclude they work on the basis of mixing results on a regular basis in the hope that more webmasters buy ppc from them - its a policy thats obviously not working for them.

Looking at a number of sites we work on, some rank great in Yahoo for a quarter, then drop back a quarter, vanish a quarter, rank top 3 for almost everything and so on.

Its almost like they tweak say the density knob, one quarter high density, in title, in url, in anchor ranks top, next quarter its low density, in title, not in url, next quarter its some other mix and so on... this way no one site can rank well in Yahoo on a continual basis all year round for more than its primary keywords.

It would be nice to see some quality and stability from them.

WebPixie

12:52 am on Sep 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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RichTC

"Looking at a number of sites we work on, some rank great in Yahoo for a quarter, then drop back a quarter, vanish a quarter, rank top 3 for almost everything and so on."

My results for several of my sites mirror this activity. My main site has been anywhere from 4th to not in the top 1,000 over the last 10 months for our main phrase with minimal changes to the actual site beyond normal updating and content additions. Google ranking has been a steady climb but both Y! and MSN have been jumping around like a bubble bee in a shoe box.

crobb305

1:28 am on Sep 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Investors dumped shares in Yahoo (YHOO) on Sept. 19 after the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Internet company warned of slowing online advertising growth in recent weeks.

AND

I guess there plan is working to increase visitors to there site with inferior results. maybe if they can improve there results back to 1 tear ago visitors will come back. Rocket Science... Dah!

I agree. They have made their own bed, so-to-speak. They have been treating some of us pretty poorly, and provide some pretty bad search results. With their site-banning philosophy, poor customer service, and increasingly inferior search results, they have to face the consequences.

jackson992

3:18 am on Sep 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I was doing prett well until the August algorithm change. Does anyone have any idea on what they are looking for now?

blend27

12:51 pm on Sep 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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MAin Keyword Ranked #2 for 2 years, went down to 23, but steel folds me at #3 at .uk version of!Y.
Didn't change a thing on the site.

Garya

8:24 pm on Sep 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Don't see any attempt by yahoo to correct all there problems.
There earnings and traffic going down and results poor.
Response from yahoo is everything is fine, results great, don't see any problems with results
are they blind.
I sent them example of the bad results, re-directs and other misc.
They said yes it looks off but its only for that search, I compared it to canada results which are great and they say its the same results but different. Go figure

crobb305

8:34 pm on Sep 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I sent them example of the bad results, re-directs and other misc.
They said yes it looks off but its only for that search, I compared it to canada results which are great and they say its the same results but different. Go figure

Their arrogance may be their downfall. They need a management and philosophy overhaul. Stockholders should demand it.

DXL

11:52 pm on Sep 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If I owned stock in Yahoo, I would have bailed first week of September after realizing the long term impact these changes will probably have. If their goal was to increase PPC revenue, then I'll just take my money over to Adwords so I can spend less and get better targeted advertising.

RichTC

12:11 am on Sep 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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From the other side of the fence, one of our clients is a Yahoo partner site that features Yahoo feed PPC adverts. It provides over 400,000 clicks throughs a month under the partnership.

Recently they have dumped them due to a) poor reporting issues, poor clarity over click throughs b) poor staff responce times and c) lack of support - they now partner with Google and enjoy a much better relationship and reporting feedback.

Three weeks on from this and no one at Yahoo, even the appointed account manager has phoned the client or noticed the business is no longer partnering with them - thats how much they are on the ball!. A $300,000 account walks out the door and no one has noticed - amazing!.

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