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Anyone know if Yahoo has recently updated?

Discussion in 'Yahoo' started by NewComputer, May 24, 2004.

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    I have noticed that one of the sites I manage has disappeared. No real reason. There was similar content with other sites (maybe a paragraph or two) but that is the only thing I can think of. Is Yahoo punishing large corporations who have huge databases? Do yahoo updates have names similar to Google (eg. Florida)
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    NewComputer, May 24, 2004 IP
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  2. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    One of the sites I have shot to the top of some Yahoo results two days ago... maybe the same "update"?
     
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    NewComputer Well-Known Member

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    Could be, how many pages are you talking? This site was template driven and was probably 5000 pages deep. It is a terrible thing to have this happen. Obviously Alta, ATW and others are toast as well.

    PS: Anyone know if AOL has their own algo?
     
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    Two data:

    1. My Yahoo standing for the site I check there has been essentially unchanged from many weeks (or, by now, probably months) ago to a minute ago--swings are on the order of +/- 1 position.

    2. Yahoo is still listing the site under a URL for that has been issuing a 301 redirect for those same week or months now. Either they ignore redirects, which seems unlikely, or they don't update very often.

    I also note that a couple of comically obvious search-engine spams (try this one:
    fantasy|science|fiction|hughcook|com, replacing the | with a . ) still place high, as does a site apparently two years dead.
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    AOL results are based on Google.

    I'm not actually tracking anything in Yahoo... I just noticed it because of the referrers.
     
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    WOW, I cannot believe that search return. Makes me question Yahoo's validity. I have to feel that this is some long, drawn out process of updating. Google, returning 188 links to the homepage while Yahoo is showing 6. Something is not computing. If I do a 'site' search in Google I get 38,700 returns, Yahoo is showing 22.
     
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    Ive noticed yahoo spidering more- they don't seem to go as deep into the site. They seem to find the basic catagory pages and then base their results on the on page content.
     
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    yahoo's SERPs are so unpredictable.

    we've done a ton of optimization, onsite and off, waited months, and there's been barely any improvement (while there was HUGE improvement in google's rankings).
     
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    Around the time this post was first generated, I noticed a huge difference in Yahoo results. It seems to me that they have changed their keyword density requirements. For a while one could have a very saturated page and stay high. But now they seem, stricter; one must clean their code up to get back up high.
     
    tozzo, Jun 17, 2004 IP