Yahoo Search Update Underway - New Slurp Crawl Patterns

Aug 23, 2007 - 9:04 am 2 by
Filed Under Yahoo SEO

The Yahoo Search Blog announced yesterday a new crawler behavior for the newly trained Slurp (Yahoo's search crawler). So instead of Slurp running around your site like an untamed animal, it is not more proper and polite.

I looked through the forums yesterday morning to find people discussing any ranking or traffic changes seen at Yahoo but came up with nothing.

Now, however, people are buzzing a bit about traffic changes seen from the Yahoo Search referrer.

One person saw a drop in traffic:

I just ran through some of my results page ranking for Yahoo and man-o-man have I taken a nosedive. Looking through G-Analytics its as if my site ceased to exist on Yahoo on August 18th.

An other person saw a huge spike in traffic:

I don't know if it's significant... but my Yahoo traffic quadrupled today and now outstrips my Google traffic. I don't know if it's a blip but it appears to be an improvement in traffic from Yahoo across the board and not from a few specific keywords.

Typically the forum threads come before any official Yahoo "weather report," but in this case, they came in after.

Forum discussion at Search Engine Watch Forums and WebmasterWorld.

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Google Ranking Volatility, Tons Of Google Bugs, Most Read Articles, Bing Deep Search & Quality... - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: March 1, 2024

Mar 1, 2024 - 4:00 pm
Search Video Recaps

Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google Ranking Volatility, Tons Of Google Bugs, Most Read Articles, Bing Deep Search & Quality & SEOs Not Loving Google

Mar 1, 2024 - 8:01 am
Google

Google Court Document Says Search Quality Continues To Improve

Mar 1, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Structured Data Carousels Beta Documentation Added

Mar 1, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google

Now You Can Opt Out Of Google Search Place Entities In Page Insights

Mar 1, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google Maps

Google Updates Business Profiles Customer Interactions Every Few Days

Mar 1, 2024 - 7:21 am
Previous Story: Meet the Video Search Engines