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Has Yahoo messed up?

Discussion in 'Yahoo' started by Arnie, Jun 11, 2005.

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Do you think a "global internet community constituion" would be good and neccessary?

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  2. No

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  3. Don't know

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  4. What's that?

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  1. #1
    Well today no traffic from Yahoo at all. Dropped from my good rankings with all of my pages by now. The last three days no login to yahoo mail (today can login again)
    What the heck is going on?
    I see a lot of changes and new features in beta version. But nothing seems to work. I guess many are affected by this ...
    SEMrush
     
    Arnie, Jun 11, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Redleg

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    #2
    The number of indexed pages has jumped up and down today..

    From 29k to 48k, and back down to 28k now.
    And it's the same with link: and linkdomain:...

    Lost my rankings for all of my tracked keywords on the DP tracker as well.

    Something strange is going on today... :(
     
    Redleg, Jun 11, 2005 IP
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    Infiniterb Well-Known Member

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    #3
    Join the club. Noticed a lot of rankings dropped over the last few days. Today, however, they're all gone.

    Don't want to sound like a stalker, but I've noticed a lot of Shawn's pages have also dropped out (the ones that are in the co-op). You can normally tell what pages are his based on the frequency they show up in the rotating links.
     
    Infiniterb, Jun 11, 2005 IP
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    Tuning Well-Known Member

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    Same thing happening to me. This phenomenon was started showing few days back, fluctuating up and down. Today I lost allmost 90% good rankings. :confused:

    Regards,
    Tuning
     
    Tuning, Jun 11, 2005 IP
  5. iconrate

    iconrate Well-Known Member

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    Number of pages doubled, rankings dropped out of existence. 0 traffic from yahoo today... :x
    In fact if you search for iconrate in yahoo I'm not even in the first 3 pages (probably not in top 100 but it's too sad to keep looking). Just awful.
     
    iconrate, Jun 11, 2005 IP
  6. Homer

    Homer Spirit Walker

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    Yup, I have been #1/ #2 for a year under a very competitive 2 word key phrase. I can't find my site in the top 100 :( .
     
    Homer, Jun 11, 2005 IP
  7. fryman

    fryman Kiss my rep

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    #7
    One of my high-earning sites just got hit. Visitors down 65%.

    Yahoo is doing some weird things. I mean, going down one or 2 spots is normal, going down 20 spots hurts, but is also normal, but going down from #2 to #758 is just ridiculous, and for every single keyword
     
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  8. Arnie

    Arnie Well-Known Member

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    Lets hope that this is just temporary. I lost 50%+ of my traffic too. Got 2 visitors from yahoo today.

    ?Has the (search engine) war just begun?
     
    Arnie, Jun 12, 2005 IP
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    Perrow Well-Known Member

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    There just has to be someone who has gone up, there is no way everybody can go down. Or are there a lot of empty pages at the top of the SRPs? :D

    Not having many pages to talk about, I can say that I'm seing just normal movements, up a little down a little.
     
    Perrow, Jun 12, 2005 IP
  10. Arnie

    Arnie Well-Known Member

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    #10
    You're right, but how can so many sites drop out instantly? Wouldn't that be a more gradual process? I mean dropping out little by little or so, if it is not so, then it would be a cruel action.

    I still belive that yahoo's having major problems caused by the new features and that everything back to normal soon.

    Has anyone idea about that?
     
    Arnie, Jun 12, 2005 IP
  11. Redleg

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    #11
    A few of my keywords have returned to normal again now, including a highly competitive one.. :)

    But I just discovered that the URL didn't contain the www. anymore, and the Yahoo directory description and link that I used to have there was missing (it's still in the directory, but with the www. in front)
    So there's still something strange going on.

    Edit:
    I can also find a lot more spammy results now than I did before this "incident/glitch"...

    Example:
    http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=military+quotes+and+mottos&ei=UTF-8&fl=0&fr=FP-tab-web-t-254&b=1

    I did search for the Yahoo directory title of my site here, and it's nowhere to be found, even if it's still in the directory..

    If you look at all the results where the URL ends in .aspx on the first 2-3 pages, you'll see that it's the exact same script on every single one of those pages..
    It has grabbed mine (and others) title and content, and autogenerated those pages, on different domains.
    (look at the cache...)

    A spam report has been sent by the way. Feel free to do it you want to as well.. :)
    http://add.yahoo.com/fast/help/us/ysearch/cgi_reportsearchspam
     
    Redleg, Jun 12, 2005 IP
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    iconrate Well-Known Member

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    I'm noticing this exact same thing with the icons.aspx
    Maybe we're onto something here? With a search for iconrate icons 3 or 4 of the top 10 results contain the icons.aspx and this is the same for many other similar searches. What's going on..
     
    iconrate, Jun 12, 2005 IP
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    lorien1973 Notable Member

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    My listings have totally disappeared on yahoo. I still show 21,000 pages (but I only have about 3000) on my site, 49,000 backlinks, but I dont even rank for a query on my domain name.
     
    lorien1973, Jun 12, 2005 IP
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    No worries with my listings in Yahoo.. .I haven't seen any changes (yet)... but, I suppose, time will tell.
     
    TopSpin, Jun 12, 2005 IP
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    Hmm. that's certainly strange.. :confused:

    Anyone else seing spammy .aspx pages where your sites/page used to be??

    None of the spammy .aspx sites I've found on Yahoo are listed in Google or MSN by the way..
    Maybe Y! is having some problems with their spam/duplicate content filter? Upgrades??
     
    Redleg, Jun 12, 2005 IP
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    iconrate Well-Known Member

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    #16
    military quotes and mottos
    romancehere.com/quotes-are-sorted.aspx
    onpal.com/quotes-are-sorted.aspx
    hairlosses.com/funny-quotes.aspx

    iconrate buddy icons
    bullsmarket.com/icons.aspx
    toprepaid.com/icons.aspx


    Registrant:
    DNP Corporation
    400 Stewart Ave
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
    United States

    Registered through: GoDaddy.com
    Domain Name: BULLSMARKET.COM
    Created on: 23-Oct-99
    Expires on: 23-Oct-05
    Last Updated on: 11-May-05

    Administrative Contact:
    Corporation, DNP Whois Privacy and Spam Prevention by Whois Source
    400 Stewart Ave
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
    United States
    7023869100 Fax --
    Technical Contact:
    Corporation, DNP Whois Privacy and Spam Prevention by Whois Source
    400 Stewart Ave
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
    United States
    7023869100 Fax --

    Domain servers in listed order:
    NS1.DNSSERVER9.COM
    NS2.DNSSERVER9.COM

    These are just 2 of our results that we should easily have yet are not listed anywhere in the top 100 results now...
    There is deffinitely something going on here.
    An interesting observation is that while the searches contain for instance "iconrate buddy icons" there is no mention of iconrate anywhere on these sites.
    Same with your keywords..
    <span id="lblHTMLOutput">


    I'm not sure what it all means but I'll bet you will find similar domains for each of our sites that have lost its rankings. Can anyone confirm this?
    edit: Why is it when one engine starts giving you a break one of the other 3 owns you?
     
    iconrate, Jun 12, 2005 IP
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    iconrate Well-Known Member

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    I'm now seeing serps return... no traffic yet but things seem to be returning to normal :)
     
    iconrate, Jun 12, 2005 IP
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    I have had problems loggin in to yahoo mail as well
     
    web-rover, Jun 12, 2005 IP
  19. fryman

    fryman Kiss my rep

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    Yeah, that's just so weird, I am seing my keywords going back up again, but I still see very low traffic. Guess we will have to wait 'till tomorrow and see how things go. I really hope I get back to where I was, it was really depressing seeing my visitors and earnings drop 60%
     
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  20. crazyhorse

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    NO change yet...
     
    crazyhorse, Jun 13, 2005 IP