Nobody Cares About Yahoo Search?

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Days after Yahoo's recent search update there are only 21 posts in a WebmasterWorld home page thread about it. Does anyone even care about Yahoo anymore?

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Ya who?

Ya who?

I've added this text so my pot passes the minimum text requirement ;)

Im suprised

I'm really suprised there hasn't been more talk. This is one of the biggest changes I have seen out of Yahoo in a LONG time. And from what I've seen, not a very good change.

We need something more than that!

Does anyone even care about Yahoo anymore?

They're going to have to do something much BIGGER than that to get some attention.

Yahoo still has enough

Yahoo still has enough market share to drive significant traffic to a site if you have good rankings. We still care about them and pay attention to what's going on. I bet a lot of others do too.

Does anyone even care about

Does anyone even care about Yahoo anymore?

Does anyone else get sick of all the Google all the time channel?

Never look at it. The only

Never look at it. The only people that look at Yahoo are the people who have no google trafic.

Google Acquisitions

Does anyone else get sick of all the Google all the time channel?

Got sick of that years ago. But, with 55%+ market share, its kind of hard to avoid. You have to focus really hard to get a balance of Google, Yahoo! and MSN in the headlines. Really hard!

I do watch Google Acquisitions very closely!

Yahoo is pretty much dead in

Yahoo is pretty much dead in the UK <6% search market. Don't think Yahoo care, either.

Ya Who?

Brillaint - I'm remembering that. :)

>>>The only people that look

>>>>The only people that look at Yahoo are the people who have no google trafic.

That might be the dumbest comment of the year.

Must agree there agerhart.

Must agree there agerhart.

Must agree there agerhart.

I second that...

I still love...

the Yahoos...

Sad to see them closing up a lot of projects lately, but if it means they're trimming down and gearing up so they can refocus their efforts on something awesome...I'd be stoked.

I also love the Google, but right now there is really no fair fight in this space -- Google's clearly the 400lb goorilla.

>>Google's clearly the 400lb

>>>Google's clearly the 400lb goorilla.

I don't think anyone with a head on their shoulders would argue that. But Yahoo has the capability to drive 10-25%, or maybe more, of your referrals if you know what you're doing.

We ban slurp from our

We ban slurp from our servers. The potential traffic isn't worth the strain the bot puts on them.

yahoo invented crawl-delay.

yahoo invented crawl-delay.

This is one of the biggest

This is one of the biggest changes I have seen out of Yahoo in a LONG time. And from what I've seen, not a very good change.

What all did you think they changed to make it worse than it already was?

We ban slurp from our servers. The potential traffic isn't worth the strain the bot puts on them.

Do you also ban Microsoft and Ask?

Wonder if/how smaller engines will ever compete if publishers are even banning some of the bigger search players.

>>The only people that look

>>>The only people that look at Yahoo are the people who have no google trafic.

>>That might be the dumbest comment of the year.

Hey this is the yahoo bashing thread anyway. Leave MaxD alone.

yahoo is my special lady

talk all the trash you want, but any engine that delivers me six figures in organic traffic every month is, for me, an engine that i pay attention to.

I can't tell if they are

I can't tell if they are using links less and on page SEO more or if they turned up the authority domain factor. I think it's a combination of both. Wiki is now all over the place and I am seeing a lot more info pages in commerce search phrases. Since everyone is link spamming Google it would make sense to a degree to depend less on links.

One thing is for sure, you can get away with duplicate content pretty easy now on different domains. For one phrase, I see one article on 2 different sites in the top 6 and a store with a close to duplicate .ca version with both the domains in the top 12.

Please ignore Yahoo! I need

Please ignore Yahoo! I need the money. ;)

I noticed that with domains

I noticed that with domains that I pointed spammy anchor text to ... some of those jumped drastically for the phrases in the anchor text (even if the page content was not entirely on topic with the anchor text)

Some of my pages that were ranking for nearby terms no longer rank as well as they used to if the anchor text and page profile are not as well aligned with the query. I am guessing they tightened down on word associations...which were a bit looser before. And maybe offset this by being less agressive with what they filter out for being overoptimized.

I also think there seems to be a bit more trusting of domain names, page titles, site authority, and on page content.

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Yahoo search is crap and the wing nuts running things at yahoo that keep trying to emulate the google algo just continue to make it worse.

What do these wing nuts think, that a shitty version of google search is gonna draw people away from google and have them flocking to yahoo?

Dismal Failure Lurking on the Horizon...

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