Search For Yahoo Search On Google & Get AllTheWeb

Apr 22, 2011 • 8:55 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

AlltheWeb LogoAs you know, Yahoo has decided to shut down AllTheWeb by redirecting AllTheWeb.com to Yahoo Search.

I guess Google isn't too happy about that decision, because if you search for [yahoo search] in Google, Google ranks AllTheWeb.com above Yahoo Search!

I tried this on several browsers, logged in and logged out, with personalized search on and off and AllTheWeb.com in all cases outranks Yahoo Search for a search for [yahoo search]. Here is a picture:

alltheweb ranking yahoo in google

The same search in Bing or Yahoo do not return AllTheWeb in the top results.

So why is Google ranking AllTheWeb for Yahoo Search? Well, because Yahoo decided to use a "temporary" redirect, a 302 redirect - as opposed to using an "permanent" redirect, a 301 redirect, from alltheweb.com to search.yahoo.com.

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