Yahoo Search August 2009 Update

Aug 24, 2009 • 7:39 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Yahoo Search Engine Optimization

There are signals from the forums and via Twitter of a possible Yahoo update. Yes, Google seems to be updating as well, but so is Yahoo.

A WebmasterWorld thread, started on Friday afternoon, shows some SEOs and webmasters discussing changes to the Yahoo search results. The last possible Yahoo Search update was in June 2009.

Vanessa Fox, former Googler and now Search Engine Land's Contributing Editor tweeted that on her sites, "Yahoo Slurp has super slowed down its crawl."

Are you seeing changes in your rankings or in the crawl speed of Yahoo Slurp on your site?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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08/24/2009 04:26 pm

Yahoo! update is pretty obvious. Don't see anything that would suggest a Google change though.


08/24/2009 07:21 pm

Would this then mean that Yahoo! would finally pick me (or at least, my site, please :-) ) up, and send me some visitors? All I get these days is Google traffic!

Michael Martinez

08/24/2009 10:15 pm

They confirmed major changes in <a href="" target="_blank">this blog post</a>. Looks like they scooped Microsoft and Google with a cool new algorithm change. One must hope that Carol Bartz makes a quick exit from the Yahoo! stage and that the proposed abandonment of Yahoo!'s search technology does not go through.

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