What IS going on with Yahoo?

by seoibiza on 19, January, 2010

While we’re talking about search engines other than Google – not exactly breaking news or anything, more of an observation and question, but what IS going on with Yahoo?

Back in July they announced a merger between Microsoft’s Bing Engine and Yahoo, which could / should have  in theory meant that they could maybe,  one day, challenge Google for market-share? LOL! hardly.

Watching Yahoo’s performance gives the appearance of a search engine in total disarray, lurching between catastrophic meltdown and sudden repair again, we have whole sites crashing out of the Yahoo index across a wide range of keywords, and then bursting back into the index in an incredibly strong fashion again the next time you look.

People complain about Google Flux but this makes Google’s geo-differences and search personalization look rock solid stable by comparison.

Check the examples shown below..

We keep hoping that this is the new “Bingahoo” search engine in action and our sites are just phenomenally strong on it, but alas no, it’s just Yahoo being continually sh*t. Do you all see this constant & massive see-sawing on Yahoo too?

C’mon Microsoft / Yahoo sort it out, Google needs a strong competitor now to keep them in check before their systems develop sentient thought and start properly abusing all our personal private info it knows..

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Auto chart 15, February, 2010 at 9:01 pm

i have noticed my new sites are getting more traffic from Yahoo rather then any other search engines

search results 6, March, 2010 at 12:15 pm

I rank no 2 at yahoo and nowhere with google. I wonder why?

USB People 12, April, 2010 at 7:19 am

we used to rank well in yahoo and not in google and invisible on bing, after checking last week, we are like top 10 on google for about 20 terms, same for bing and position 200+ on yahoo… weird stuff we always found yahoo a pushover in the past, whats happened??

Chica 3, July, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Now, Yahoo is reducing the rankings on all my sites. Any ideas here?

Thanks, great site.

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