A strange new bug in the search feature of the Yahoo Directory seems to be showing sites either hosted or extensively cross-linked with the site you are searching for.
For example when you search for Blogstorm which isn’t listed in the Yahoo Directory at present you get a list of sites that Yahoo seems to think are related in some way.
Consumerist.com isn’t a client nor do we have a relationship with them but the other site is an old blog we own.
Dave Eaves from seoco.co.uk commented:
I am not very happy about my customers coming up on a search for my name, anyone could find out who they are very quickly and easily.
DaveN reckons it might be “pulling keywords from the pages that they have in the directory listings”. For example Consumerist has the word “blogstorm” on the page so it brings up a match.