I was going to make a similar thread. Very very weird results starting friday afternoon EST. My site went from #1 to #11 and all the top 10 results got changed and replaced by absolute garbage sites. A lot of the results are coming soon pages, and profile pages from social network pages filled with spam.
I should also say, the results drastically changed friday afernoon, and then today they changed again even more drastically.
i am getting a lot of very poor quality results. Like pages that say "we are no longer in business" and a lot of very minimal content pages like that, not even ad infested or anything, just outdated, not at all helpful pages
Very strange, over the last week and especially the last couple of days, I have lost almost all of my organic clicks from yahoo. I still see that my site is indexed and on the first page for many searches, but much lower ranked. Has anything happened recently? Have they switched to bing search? Anyone else seeing a similar fate?
[edited by: martinibuster at 3:44 am (utc) on Jul 4, 2010] [edit reason] Added into this discussion. [/edit]
I still see them. If this a new algo that will remain, Yahoo! is burying themselves. This is worse than when altavista rolled out the algo that was their demise in the early 2000s. I still think this is a bug. Makes no sense.
This morning I checked my log file to see what keywords sent yahoo users to my site. I typed them in yahoo search and my site was not on the first couple of pages of yahoo. Strange. I can only assume that someone has a different version of yahoo when they typed in the keyword and maybe it is a rolling update. I think I am getting more clicks today than yesterday, but not many.
This post intrigued me. Doodling around Yahoo found all our sites doing much better in contrast to Google. However noticed a glitch.
About 3 months ago we did a 301 on htaccess on a photo gallery the old version of which had a typo in the html page name. Then last week we removed the 301 believing the search engines had picked up the new page. But today noticed Yahoo still has the search pointing to the old (now removed) page giving a 404, so we quickly put up the 301 again. Anyone knows how long a 301 should stay up?
I'm not completely sure why but my Bing traffic shot up threefold today while Yahoo! fell off 30%. Google is still the biggest sender of traffic but Bing is at the 70% mark, I'm impressed even if that's 70% of post mayday figures.
If the falloff from Yahoo was temporary and returns I'm going to be seeing a 50/50 split between Google and Yahoo/Bing... and I'm so hoping that's the case. Relying on one major engine leaves you vulnerable to it's whims as we've all seen recently.