Changes In Yahoo! Ranking!

    September 27, 2007

Aaron Wall noticed Major Yahoo! Ranking Changes.

“Yahoo search normally moves rather slowly with small changes, but I just saw some pretty big shifts in Yahoo rankings, including:-

  1. botching part of a sitewide 301 redirect that they had followed for months – now both sites rank, but each ranks well for some portion of the queries
  2. a bit more weight on domain names”

Loren Baker says that the pages below ‘rank higher in Yahoo again, so authority seems to be more important than keywords in the URL.

  • Yahoo Directory
  • Yahoo 360
  • Google Groups
  • Google Translate
  • Topix

Has anyone else noticed these changes?