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The latest ‘weather report’ from Yahoo Search said an ongoing update should wrap up very soon.

Search Update Rolling At Yahoo
Search Update Rolling At Yahoo

Priyank Garg noted at the Yahoo Search blog the present update taking place. Webmasters will want to keep an eye on this, and see if their rankings have changed. Garg also reminded everyone this update would be the first to take place after their launch of Dynamic URL Rewriting in Site Explorer last month:

We’ve rolled out some changes to our index with fresh web data and updates to our crawling, indexing and ranking algorithms over the last few days. We expect the update will be completed very soon. Throughout this process you may see some changes in ranking as well as some shuffling of the pages in the index.

We’ve had millions of URLs rewritten based on your submissions and your sites should have seen smarter crawling from Yahoo! Slurp as a result.

An early report about this at Search Engine Land cited Aaron Wall on a couple of issues he noticed – botched 301 redirects, and Yahoo’s algorithm placing more weight on the words in a domain name for ranking purposes.

Search Update Rolling At Yahoo
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