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Yahoo serving two separate indexes?

Does Yahoo rotate different search results?

     

financialhost

11:49 pm on Jan 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I have a new website which is appearing on the first page of Yahoo.com for a very competitive term.

However i notice that it goes in and out of this page when refreshing the page.

Does anyone know if Yahoo rotates between two different indexes?

It is very strange because it is either page 1 or not even in the top 1000 search results.

financialhost

4:18 pm on Jan 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Ok i can now see results shifting all over the place - there is clearly an update going on.

I am surprised that knowbody else is talking about this.

Yahoo is still the second biggest search engine in most countries.

rustybrick

1:10 pm on Jan 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Where are you based?

financialhost

8:51 pm on Jan 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I am in UK - why should that matter?

rustybrick

8:56 pm on Jan 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

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They are migrating the Bing results to Yahoo in more places. So maybe UK is being tested?

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financialhost

9:02 pm on Jan 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Yes i noticed they are doing that but personally think that is a really dumb thing to do.

What is the point of having two search engines showing the same results?

In any case - what i am seeing on Yahoo.com and Bing.com from UK is currently different.

financialhost

9:05 pm on Jan 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Actually scrub that last comment - if i select United States in Bing from preferences - the results are the same as Yahoo.com.

However both results either list my site on page one or not at all and changes on every other refresh.

Strange!

rustybrick

12:43 pm on Jan 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

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This is all part of their tests.

jimsthoughts

5:34 pm on Jan 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

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worse yet, linkdomain searches are being killed...