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any idea anyone?
Would agree with you - since about three updates back its been on a slow decline.
They also keep listing the same site more than once for the same search term. I often see sites in the serps for a search term in two or three positions in the top ten for different pages of the site - Crazy.
Losing the plot now i think.
I see so many small sites (less than 10 pages) that are just thrown up ranking well for competetive terms. No back links. No authority.
Google has my site with 51k pages, Yahoo says the site is 200 pages. Aren't SEs fun? :)
they've replace my homepage in the serps with an internal page. contacted them twice. first time, my homepage came back and was climbing. Then 3 days later I'm lost in Yahoo's wasteland again... so am I thrilled? no... I'd rather have my homepage at #20 than that internal page at #8.... no relevance.
1. Blog spam still pervasive (a little better in some of my industries, but still a ways to go).
2. We need a tag that lets us override the Yahoo directory listing. Please, please, please, that is annoying. We put a request in last month to at least change the title, but still there is nothing. A simple <meta name="robots" content="noyd"> would be good, or even go so far as to adopt the current NOODP tag and assume that it applies to the Y directory as well -- webmasters really want that.
3. More preference towards older, authoritative sites, which can sometimes lead to a few irrelevant results, but if that is the lesser of two evils, I'll live with it by waiting.
4. Emphasis on anchor text and KW density seems to be roughly the same, perhaps swaying a bit back more to off-page.
If Yahoo can tackle #1/#2, I'll be happy with the direction.
joined:Jan 3, 2003
With this new update, we fell back to 4th page. Several fairly unrelated (i.e. "article" or "consumer info" - read MFA "content" sites or large site just happened to mention our widgets), stale, or plain ugly sites in top-40 that shouldn't be there, also a couple of MFA and subdomain-spam sites, but not many. Otherwise it seems that older sites and/or sites in DMOZ got a slight boost - this is all just plain speculation on my part. I also see sites that have 10 times less backlinks than us doing well.
Just an observation.
It looks like some network (Eurekster?) scraped a foreign-language link to my site and is broadcasting it all over the Web as a non-sponsored link in its system, and Yahoo as picked it up as authoritative. I don't know if they're doing this disguise which links are paid-for (so Google can't penalize them) or just to fill space, but this is a mess.
First positive signs from Yahoo in well over a year. Still not very good tho... way too much subdomain doodoo.
Yahoo had sunk to #3, but is now at least back in the hunt, way behind, but actually DOING something for once.
More emphasis on page title would help them a lot.
Yahoo said the results should be the same and not better in canada, But they are different
but don't know why means they are lying andn have no explanation.
Seems to be a trend in the US results to get poor results.
for google use google.ca
msn use latin america
yahoo use .ca
These are all much better then there us counterparts
But of course Yahoo mingles paid results in with natural results. I do wish that in site explorer it would show you the difference. Then maybe results would matter.