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Not to much to report as far as changes but this is early into the update
Google is flat out synonymous with SEARCH! Yahoo is known for email and news...what else?!
[edited by: MLHmptn at 3:45 am (utc) on Jan. 24, 2008]
With layoffs potentially coming soon, I don't see them as viable any longer - and I'm disapointed to say that as I'm a long time supporter.
There are plenty of SERPs on which my site should easily be top-ten material but moving from 80th to 50th isn't much of an improvement to spend much time talking about or reviewing. Too bad for the user.
Some starting points
- don't rank tag pages or trust links from them. Maybe don't even index them. Because I leverage wordpress.com tags it does not mean I have a site worth ranking. And no searcher wants to see a Yahoo! Pipes page or a del.icio.us links saved by one member for another member in the organic serps...how is one tag enough to be rankworthy?
- deweight the authority score component of the algorithm, or at least find a way to de-weight it on user generated content sites. I saw a user profile with a few dozen spammy backlinks ranking for a sweet term. And I saw one keyword phrase where the only non-user-generated-spam in the whole SERP were 2 wildly off topic authority sites.