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Is there a "yahoo dance"?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by benpari, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. benpari

    benpari Registered Member

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    I create a hubpage a little while ago for a few pretty competitive terms and sent some links at it using scrapebox. I then appeared #2 for 2 of the terms in yahoo and was getting way more traffic than I expected(yahoo was never part of the plan, the plan still is to rank in google). After being on the top page for 2 and a half days the hubpage completely disappeared and I haven't gotten traffic from it since then. It has been about a week.

    I honestly don't know enough about yahoo to know if this is normal. Will the page come back in the same way this happens in google (the "google dance") or does yahoo just mark pages as spam and get rid of them permanently?

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. rocket

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    Every search engine has a "dance" since each utilizes an algorithm. If Google doesn't like your backlinks, or their structure, then they will deindex you. You may have a good ranking for awhile, dance around, then disappear, maybe reappear, and so on. Even though the engines make major algorithm updates, they are constantly making minor ones and this is a factor of the "dance". So get on you dancin' shoes.
     
  3. benpari

    benpari Registered Member

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    I guess what I'm saying is that in your experience with yahoo do pages usually disappear shortly after ranking and then come back to a similar position-which is what usually happens in google.
     
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    It has happened. They all use different algorithms. I have some sites that do well in Google, and poorly in Yahoo, and so-so in Bing. There is no typical answer as everyone's links, link structure, and link value are different and it will depend on the engine's algorithm, which no one knows.
    In my experience, its been all over the board. However, once I get a solid link structure and indexed, things stay pretty stably, and will probably be the case with you as well. Just start building the hell out of your links, and use different strategies.
    So I guess there is no real clear cut answer as there is really no "usual" that applies across the board. Maybe someone more knowledgeable than me can answer.