Yahoo Search March 2008 Update?

Mar 4, 2008 • 8:05 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Yahoo Search Engine Optimization

Yahoo Search announced an update will be taking place today. They wrote the typical line:

We're in the process of rolling out some changes to our crawling, indexing and ranking algorithms. While we expect the update will be completed soon, as you know, throughout this process you may see some ranking changes and page shuffling in the index.

Update: With this weather update, you might also experience spikes or drops in crawl traffic for the next week or two.

But no one has seen any changes, no where - not at WebmasterWorld, not at any of the forums - like we typically do. In fact a WebmasterWorld thread said Yahoo announced an update, but everyone is asking if anyone else is noticing any changes. When people start noticing any changes, I will post a summary of those changes.

For now, the only interesting thing I see is a comment at the Yahoo Search Blog that says he is seeing lowercase titles in Yahoo search. I wrote about this a while back at Search Engine Land, Are Lower Case Titles In Yahoo Coming From Anchor Text, but it was fixed soon after. I currently don't see any examples of new lowercase titles in Yahoo Search.

The last Yahoo update started about January 18th, 2008 and completed around January 29th.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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David Eaves

03/04/2008 03:48 pm

I am seeing a few changes for the better, my site has gone up a couple of places to #5. Clearly there results are more relevant now.

Marc M.

03/05/2008 07:18 pm

I have absolutely seen changes in the indexing. I have been in the top 4 to 5 for the last 6 months then BOOM I'm down into the abyss and my site really hasn't changed that much. Now all you see in the top ten, with exception of the top 2 is nothing but garbage and really has no relevance to plus size lingerie or they are crappy doorway pages. I get reindexed and I'm put in the top 10 for about 6 hours and then I'm instantly put at posistion 21 as if a human is doing it intentionaly. What the hell is going on with Yahoo!?

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