Yahoo Search Updating Index & Algorithm

We have been noticing reports from several sources of a Yahoo Search index and algorithm update. It is important to note that Yahoo has not yet posted their "weather report" at the Yahoo Search Blog yet. However Aaron Wall, Loren Baker and several forums have noticed major changes at Yahoo Search. Aaron noticed two main things: (1) What Aaron calls a "botch up" in how Yahoo handles sitewide 301 redirects. (2) Yahoo seems to be giving more weight to the words in a domain name. These are very early reports. Feel free to share your thoughts by Sphinning this article below! Postscript: It [...]


IBM & Yahoo To Offer Free Enterprise Search

IBM and Yahoo double team Google from Reuters covers how IBM and Yahoo are to offer free enterprise search to businesses. The story talks about this as a challenge to Google and others, but Google remains itself very much a challenger in the enterprise search space (see here and here). Google's enterprise search solutions cost money, unusual for most Google products. A free IBM-Yahoo product should put pressure there, assuming the free version. I'll update with more information from IBM and Yahoo when released. Postscript: You can find the software, IBM OmniFind Yahoo! Edition, here. Press [...]


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