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Yahoo Directory Rejecting Wpg Queries?
Posted 10 August 2003 - 11:43 PM
Just noticed in the past 24 hours that any ranking mission I run that checks any Yahoo Directory results comes back with no results, even when the domain is listed in and ranking well in the Directory. Yahoo Matches appear to be unaffected (because they are mainly Google results), I've only noticed the problem with Yahoo Directory results.
Has anyone else noticed this? Hmmm I wonder if Yahoo no longer supports automatic query software like WPG?
Posted 10 August 2003 - 11:46 PM
Make sure you have the latest upgrade before running your next report and see if that helps.
I don't believe Yahoo can block the queries as it wouldn't know it was anything other than a browser.
Posted 11 August 2003 - 12:02 AM
Posted 11 August 2003 - 12:22 AM
Yeah, but I've not noticed a format change for the Yahoo Directory for over a year, so it struck me as strange. I check for new updates every run of WPG so this is very recent. I've asked the WPG team for an explanation so if they respond with something interesting, I'll post it here. Maybe Yahoo are making major changes to their database in light of the Overture/Inktomi purchases
I haven't checked this, but I'm guessing perhaps the Yahoo directory just changed their format. It often takes a few days or so for the automated software people to update the software accordingly when this happens.
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