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Large swings in Serps - an update?

   
1:18 pm on Mar 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

i'm seeing large swings in the serp's i think there's an update just begun,

looks like i've lost more links on this update than last which is quite worrying i'm going to have to look in to those drop outs a lot more closely for my key destinations.

Vimes.

2:17 am on Mar 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Yeah...an update
2:08 pm on Mar 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I'm seeing one too. A pretty big shift, but things will not settle down until Monday.
3:33 pm on Mar 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

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my main phrase in Yahoo!
previous update, went from #28 to #8.
last update, went from #4 to #12.
this update, went from #12 to #2.

For me looks like they have an on/off switch.

2:57 am on Mar 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Still seeing Yahoo having trouble indexing the correct url for 301 redirects, i'm seeing a large amount of old URLs ranking for the end redirect Search term, correct titles and meta's but the URL in the index is the old version some of these are 9 months at least out of date,
Why does Yahoo still display linking urls to these pages and not the correct end URL of the 301 redirect.

Vimes.

4:24 am on Mar 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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They don't want to admit it, but Y! spiders can't handle 301 redirects properly, either that or if the URL is linked to from other sites, they may delete and update it when you 301 it, then re-index it again once they pick it up from other sites again and again...
7:55 am on Mar 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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They don't want to admit it, but Y! spiders can't handle 301 redirects properly, either that or if the URL is linked to from other sites, they may delete and update it when you 301 it, then re-index it again once they pick it up from other sites again and again...

Precisely the reason "I assume" I have two sites that are no longer in Yahoo's index, because they were both site-wide 301's. Who knows though, with Yahoo's lack of support I will never know nor do I care now that both of those sites are on new domains specifically for Yahoo and only Yahoo.

1:14 pm on Mar 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I did a site wide 301 for my product urls about 8-12 months ago and took a big hit from yahoo. This latest update I see my site returning to the serps so
both of those sites are on new domains
may be on spot and with the age and links of your domain I would expect the same thing to happen to your sites as well.
11:52 pm on Mar 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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LOL. Does anyone actually use Yahoo for search anymore? It's as relevant in 2010 as your Altavista search ranking.
1:27 am on Apr 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Minor moves, both up and down, for most of my keywords but ONE keyword makes me want to cry.

About 10 months ago I shut down a little used forum and placed a holding page that reads "The widgets forum has been closed down as it was relatively unused by anyone but spammers, my efforts will be better spent writing great content instead of fighting these spammers daily. If you were looking for a widgets forum or to discuss blue widgets, red widgets or green widgets, you can head over to (competitors site), our appologies"

Today Yahoo! ranked that holding page 3rd out of over 3 million for the term "widgets forum". That page is getting more traffic than the rest of the site from yahoo! I fear launching the forum again since this ranking will undoubtedly not hold when the page changes...

12:41 pm on Apr 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Bit late, but they finally confirm it [ysearchblog.com...]
4:43 am on Apr 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Bit late, but they finally confirm it [ysearchblog.com...]

I think they are rolling out another new update..I am seeing a little bit of a shuffle since the update last week.

2:02 am on Apr 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I think they are rolling out another new update..I am seeing a little bit of a shuffle since the update last week.

Agree...

7:56 pm on Apr 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

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has anyone pinpointed what part of the algorithm may have changed? I'm noticing URLs and plural vs. non-plurals but i don't think that is anything new with yahoo for this update...
 

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