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Yahoo Sitelinks?

Yahoo introduces google-like sitelinks.

   
7:00 pm on Jul 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Search on yahoo.com for a brand name such as cnn, macdonald and google.
You can see a lists of shortcut links under the results that is very similar to google siteliks and live search deeplinks.
Did you notice it?
From when was it available?
7:39 pm on Jul 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Think this is automated or by hand?
8:29 pm on Jul 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I guess it's automated though I have no evidence. ;->

This is probably alternate for yahoo Quick Links(http://www.ysearchblog.com/archives/000255.html) since I can't see them now.

[edited by: suzukik at 9:19 pm (utc) on July 20, 2008]

8:31 pm on Jul 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I think it's semi by hand, like from a list of sites queried by name in Yahoo Search. For instance, Google gives WebmasterWorld sitelinks, Yahoo does not. Why not? One reason might be because not enough people query webmasterworld on Yahoo.

I'm just guessing, but maybe they used an internal list of sites searched on by domain. I haven't done an exhaustive search but I've seen consistent matches between Google Trends and Yahoo Sitelinks. When you search domains (without the .com) in Google Trends, if it shows searches then you will see the sitelinks in Yahoo.

WebmasterWorld doesn't show up in Google Trends and it doesn't show up in Yahoo Sitelinks. Babycenter shows up in GoOgle Trends and it also shows up in Yahoo sitelinks. So it's fairly safe to guess that Yahoo is using an internal list of domains queried in searches.

5:38 pm on Jul 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Couple of our medium size competitor show up but we don't.
3:42 pm on Jul 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Site links are not reserved for the number one result in the serps. I've seen 5th and 6th results showing site links. they were laid out in a horizontal manner across the result that did not take up alot of space.

ex.

Blue Widgets spam
description of blue widgets and global widget warming
site link #1 site link #2 Site link #3

didnt seem intrusive but seemed unfair

4:15 pm on Jul 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Curious if anyone has tried to optimize these yet? For a few domains that I watch there are 1-2 links that I would like swapped out for others.
7:11 pm on Jul 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Yup, I see them now as well...copied Google EXACTLY on the site links. And, another thing I see is highlighted links (the one's I've visited) now as well. Weird thing is, I do NOT see any ads? Anyone else not seeing any ads as well in Yahoo! search?
 

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