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Yahoo URLs in Natural SERPs

Web Position Does Not See Your Site URLs anymore in Yahoo results.

     
7:51 pm on Jun 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Re - Yahoo Natural Search Listings:

Web Position cannot detect your site url in Yahoo natural search results because Yahoo listings now look like this when you mouse over the link - effectively swapping out your site url with their own:

rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0oGkiTL.VZG38cAuEpXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTB
2aG9tbXJmBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA3cEdnRpZAMEbANXUzE-/SI
G=11n9pk0vm/EXP=1180191563/**http%3a//www.imdb.com/title/tt0103241
(this was a search for: bob)

WP pulls this out of that string:

Your listing looks like this:
//rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0oGkk3e.FZGbosAtztXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTB
2aG9tbXJmBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA3cEdnRpZAMEbANXUzE-/SI
G=1ec4q93rh/EXP=1180191326/**http%3a//rdrw1.yahoo.com/
click%3fu=http%3a//clk.atdmt.com/HOU/go/nktmxnis0010006293
hou/direct/01/%253FSite%253DYahoo%252BSearch%252BSubmit%25
26amp%253BCreative%253DUnknown%2526amp%253BArea%253DSSP%25
26%25230095%253BNissan%2526amp%253BCMP%253DKNC-Yahoo%26y=
04909FAE23BA2FFF92%26i=482%26c=38616%26q=02%255ESSHPM%255
BL7qvll~q6%26e=utf-8%26r=0%26d=wow~YHOO-en-us%26n=LN6KK1L
ETTB4CSP4%26s=9%26t=%26m=4656F8DE%26x=05F1BB87F9597DE45CD
C36C735222D5911

Anyone else notice this in Yahoo Search Results and Web Position reports?

How do you fix this problem? I've reported it to Yahoo.

Thanks,

[edited by: encyclo at 3:50 am (utc) on July 13, 2007]
[edit reason] added line-breaks to avoid side-scroll [/edit]

4:59 pm on June 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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How do you fix this problem? I've reported it to Yahoo.

Doesn't sound like a problem, more a solution. Why would Yahoo want to accomodate someone using a tool designed to help them rank better?

7:12 pm on June 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I believe yahoo uses that redirect to count the number of clicks each URL recieves and then use that information to rank it higher or lower.
5:17 pm on June 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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report it to webposition, not Yahoo.