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Because there's no point in Wiki sites being on lower pages. G and Y both want sites to pay for traffic so put useless cases (financially) high up and make everyone else pay.
Don't forget Google and Yahoo may well be hatching joint strategies at the moment. Call me a conspiracy theorist but it makes a lot of sense to me.
[edited by: edd1 at 2:06 am (utc) on April 15, 2008]
Over the next few days, we'll be rolling out some changes to our crawling, indexing and ranking algorithms. While we expect the update will be completed soon, as you know, throughout this process you may see some ranking changes and page shuffling in the index.
I really believe that we are not seeing the same algo applied for all keyword SERPs. It does not matter if you are going for local keywords or more broad ones. Different cities and industry are seeing different algos applied. I am quite serious about that observation. Some of the cities and broader terms I track make perfect sense. Others make absolutely no sense at all and wouldn't to anyone in the SEO field.
It also appears that the weighting of domain names has factored its way back into things more extensively. AND here I thought MSN was the only player in that arena. OOPS ;-)
Used to be #1 on Yahoo for a few terms now back by 8 to 25 places.
Have lost my own titles and descriptions for many pages and now have Yahoo directory titles and descriptions instead.
Anyone else noticed this sort of thing recently? Or am I a marked man?
Yes! I have the same problem Sid.... I have recently had several long standing #1 positions fall down the Yahoo SERPs for pages I consider to be less "organically optimized" while at approximately the same time I shot to the top of Google... go figure.
Both MSN & Yahoo SERPs have fallen enough without script changes from my side that I suspect the latter to be true (inserting paid sites to the organic serps) without so much as a kiss... now with top level SERPs in Google for the same pages, i'm afraid to make changes for fear of falling off #1 rated Google :>( What's an SEO to do... LoL
[edited by: KSteele36 at 9:53 pm (utc) on Aug. 12, 2008]
I want to make sure I understand you. You're saying that Yahoo's been inserting their SSP into organic position #1 for some time?
My understanding was that SSP was inserted into the SERPs based on an overall relevancy/ranking algo that Yahoo uses and which doesn't distinguish between organic and SSP listings. Is that assumption incorrect, and if so what data do you have to support that contention?
I have exactly the same problem as you
URLS are displayed but no title or whatsoever... catastrophic drop in results
I added my site to Yahoo! Site Explorer 2 days ago [siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com...] and authorized it
Today I see that some of my key URLS have been re-crawled and are now correctly displaying the title instead of only the URL as before... page crawled on 26th of August
This looks better to me, the position in Yahoo! search has not changed yet... I hope it will be better soon
Any of you have the same problem but seen his position in Yahoo! search improved?