Yahoo Search September 2009 Update Official

Sep 4, 2009 • 8:36 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Yahoo Search Engine Optimization

Last night, the Yahoo Search blog warned us of a search index update that is currently taking place. Dan Rampton from Yahoo said, "We're rolling out a web index update over the next few days. During this process, you may see some ranking changes and page shuffling in the index."

Originally I thought it may have been a delayed confirmation of the unconfirmed August Yahoo Search shuffle but maybe not.

A WebmasterWorld thread has one webmaster reporting seeing a new change in his rankings. I tried looking at some of the stats on this site, but due to being included in Google and Yahoo News, the stats I have are a bit skewed. So I personally have not seen significant changes in how this site ranks in Yahoo, maybe slight changes on some of my other sites.

Did you notice an update?

Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums and WebmasterWorld.

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Seth Goldstein

09/04/2009 02:34 pm

What I don't get is why Yahoo is still messing with their search index. Doesn't Bing rule that realm for the two companies?

Scott Mc

09/04/2009 11:38 pm

Seeing some improved click-thrus from Yahoo today, but no meaningful ranking changes. Note to Yahoo: Why are you rolling this out on the cusp of the holiday weekend? Are you nervous the update isn't going to be well received?

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