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We are in the process of rolling out some changes to our search results. As usual, you may see some changes in ranking as well as some shuffling of the pages that are included in the index throughout this process. This update will roll out this evening and will be complete very soon.
I have to admit, I was looking for information on the last update and found this. I didn't even notice a change...
[edited by: martinibuster at 1:43 am (utc) on April 5, 2007]
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There are google group pages that do not exist and have not existed for several months...yet they still rank in the top three for very competetive terms.
Still seeing those spam pages developed on college sites. Don't know where these come from...maybe student accounts?
Lots of cloaked stuff too...
search.yahoo.com...........Hmm...Why so different and what was really updated? New sites came out of your domain age filter? A little sprinkle here a little sprinkle there? Woohoo! You'd think my site tanked in Yahoo but I'm surely still in the top 10 but amazed at how terrible the sites around mine are. WIKIPEDIA! WIKIPEDIA! SUBDOMAIN SPAM, geocities sites and CNN which has a mention of the keyword ONE TIME in the entire page.
.ca results are unbelievably great Yahoo! Get with the program!
And yes, it looks like there is a lot of domain name weight added to the Yahoo.com results, I can clearly see this using two of our websites for comparison.
< no specific search terms, please >
[edited by: tedster at 2:22 am (utc) on April 8, 2007]
@Liane and how do you know this. any proof?
The proof is in the pudding! Do a search ... any search and you will notice that URL's containing the word or phrase searched for come first. Next comes those with URL's containing the word or phrase in the extension file. Next is the title, etc. etc. As I said - SEO 101.
Only huge or very old and trusted sites with massive numbers of inbounds seem exempt in the rare cases where you find they have beaten the "in URL", "in extension", "in title" pages.
<Added> When I say "massive numbers of inbounds" take that to mean "relatively". There are only so many legitimate links to be had in some industries, so "massive" for them may only be a couple of thousand ... or even less.
[edited by: Liane at 9:58 am (utc) on April 8, 2007]
I had contacted Yahoo about the penalty and they removed it about 2 years ago, but since that time my site never broke the top 50 on any one given day. But it usually was out of the top 100.
Maybe Yahoo is letting some previously penalized sites back in? In any case, i hope it sticks.
When I looked for my pages that have dropped I noticed that Yahoo has them indexed, however those pages have a totally blank cached page with a message:
"We're sorry, but we could not process your request for the cache of"
Looks like Yahoo broke the cache on this latest update.
Don't scramble to make any changes just yet.
Wait for the dust to settle, becuase I'll tell ya, over the past few years, a LOT of dust has settled on the Yahoo SERPs!