Yahoo! and MSN Referral Drop

Yahoo search engine results gradually reduced indexed paged of during 2005. Yahoo! at one time referred about 70 pages per day at the height of 2005, but by year’s end was only referring  about 5-10 pages per day. While this dropoff occurred Google results increased steadily.

Many other search engines use Yahoo for their search results, so eventually a dropoff was observed in other search engines as well. A sudden dropoff was observed in in December 2005.

One frustrated webdesigner wrote to the Yahoo! Search Blog staff on 12/15/05 about dropped results:

I thought that after I emailed you guys so many times I would be back up on this next update. My main page is still up, but my hunrdeds of pages are still not listed in the serps. I emailed over and over again. I had tons and tons of #1 listings and then, poof, I vanished. I have a good site with no spam, etc. I don’t rely on evil tactics either.

Many times the results bounce back, but is working to attain search engine optimization to recover from the cuurent Yahoo! failure.