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Old 10-21-2004   #1
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Strange Yahoo Rankings

My website, <snip> is about 7-8 months old and is finally seeing some good SERP placement.

I checked last night and we're ranked #2 in yahoo for the keyword "new jersey web design"... then i check today we're no where to be found... then i check later on in the day and we're ranked #2 again. I'm guessing the data centers are not insync. My question is... will they sync w/ eachother or is there a chance im' listed on one datacenter and the others i'm not.

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Old 10-21-2004   #2
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IME, Y results are in a pretty steady flux.
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>>listed on one datacenter and the others i'm not.

No, that's Google where that occurs. I've found Yahoo listings to be consistent, and you're still showing for your search term.
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i have seen clusters of sites drop and re-appear i lost 500 urls they came back 2 days later been stable since then.... personally i think the geo targetting is been tested ..

seen site removed for the .com only to re-appear in co.uk the next day.... and i mean dissapear ...even if you type in url they are not listed ..

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Yahoo will get there when you improve a Search Engine has quickly as Y! are doing you will get glitches
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Some chap over at wmw reckons his whole ISP got dumped, sorry, dont have the link...

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it was NOT a guy it was a girl and she is the Mod over there lol.... and they lost a lot 1500... But i think that was something different

http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum35/2791-2-30.htm msg#30

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It isn't a data center issue same as Google though - unless they've got something going I haven't heard of.

<crossing fingers and sprinkling salt over left shoulder>

Everything has always stayed totally stable for me with Yahoo, a few haven't budged one single drop ever. One little hobby site dropped down 30 places last month, but truthfully I couldn't figure why it was ranking like it did in the first place, anyway - it shouldn't have been.

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A hosting company that I know of lost every single site they were hosting...over 1500...very very very sad, it's a broken company/family.
That sounds like a way different issue, when it's server-wide. I wonder if it can be something affecting an entire IP. Either way, it makes a good case for spreading sites around with different hosts or server locations.

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Marcia, they got killed !

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Hey, we're coming up number 2 all the time now.

I guess everything is in sync
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Dave, reading further, if there are enough "spam" sites, Yahoo will kill the whole IP.
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they will killl a complete clas C if they have too
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ysterday i have also noticed that <snip> is coming in "online web solutions" keyword in first time and positioning is keep changing frequetly.

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Old 11-09-2004   #13
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Same issue with rankings

Hi:
I have the same problem as the person who started this thread: I was getting #2 on my main keyphrase and since 2 weeks ago I dropped from #2 to #16 and today I ranked #13.

The only things I did to the site is moving to a faster hosting and adding more content pages and got couple of links in.

Can someone give me some advice as to why my ranking might be going down?
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Welcome to SEW forums, MsCleo.

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Can someone give me some advice as to why my ranking might be going down?
Sure! Not to be trite, but the simplest answer is that it's because it's a search engine.

Ranking changes are perfectly normal as sites tweak their optimization, new sites are added to the index, and there are updates periodically and algo changes every so often.
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:-(

Yahoo used to me my biggest referer... What should I do to get good ranking again?

Thanks for the help.
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Just moving down is far less of an issue than dropping out. If you've got some decent inbound links, try improving a bit with the on-page optimization.
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"Can someone give me some advice as to why my ranking might be going down"

Well, it could be that other people's rankings are simply going up. That, and that the results are always moving.
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What should I do?

Can someone tell me what I should focus on to make my Yahoo ranking go up?
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Same thing that rules every engine right now. Links, links and more links.
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