For Yahoo, this is "normal". For several years now, results for "Pages from [country]" have included wrong country results. Complaints submitted to the Yahoo search group/forum have always resulted in complete denial and obstinance from yahoo employees.
Yahoo is doing bucket testing. I've seen both indexes shown...the UK/AU stuff which is horrid for the US focus and the other index which looks a bit more like Bing/Google blend, dropping some of the older yahoo garbage.
I'm not sure what they're hoping to accomplish here. Just switch over to Bing and put this cat out of its misery.
OK so its not only me I had a panic attack my site has completly dissapeared and not even indexed. I have been on page 1 I had noticed that yahoo had visited my site, does anyone know how long before the problem is rectified? I am loosing crediditability with my clients, not good for business.
In our niche smaller focused quality sites now have the top rankings, whereas before it was larger sites focusing on a wider audience. Yahoo looks to be considering site focus more then it used to, also putting less weight on larger sites that tend to just buy loads of backlinks to manipulate rankings.
But it keeps switching on/off, the results are back to where they originally were now.
If you will remember, ever big update started like this. The Google Florida comes to mind. That thing went crazy for several weeks before it settled down, and I got hosed from it. I lost numerous #1 rankings that had made me big $$$ for four years that got obliterated by Florida. I can't even stand to go to that state anymore because of it - lol!
Fortunately the Big Y is not the Big G, so at most we're only talking about a company that doesn't get out of the single digits when it comes to search volume. But I do enjoy some traffic from Yahoo, and I don't want to lose it.
With these new rollouts, I'm guessing they play around with applying different algos until they get just the right mix that they are looking for. Kind of like a chef creating a new recipe. It might taste crappy for the first few attempts.
However, even if they get a better search result than Google - are people ready to change search engines? Doubtful. But you never know... 11 years ago people were saying the same thing about Alta Vista when they were king, and the Big G took them by surprise.
There is still no similarity found b/w bing and Yahoo.. does any body have their latest official news link? PM me or post here for reference. Some how my site is still receiving good traffic from Yahoo... how much max traffic u people have per day from Yahoo Search.
From the markets I watch it seems that a lot of "thin" affiliate type sites have been removed from the top 10 and replaced by more merchants that sell the products directly and it also seems Wikipedia has gotten a boost as well (more than they usually get anyway)
Also, every morning for the past 3 days the old results have shown up then around noon my time until the evening the new results show.