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shanbr

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2638 posted 5:28 pm on Aug 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have been going through posts but still don't see how i can find out if yahoo hates us.

I have several sites that do well on other search engines but yahoo just won't crawl.

We are in Dmoz and have been for about 1.5years now, other sites like google have liked us but yahoo just won't link.

Is there a page or an email so i can contact them?

Thanks.

 

kwngian

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2638 posted 3:13 am on Aug 13, 2004 (gmt 0)


Emailing Yahoo is like sending spam.

You won't even know if they read your mail.

SuddenlySara



 
Msg#: 2638 posted 3:32 am on Aug 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

getting a listing in Dmoz won't help you. They are like having a listing in adlandpro....Yahooo doesn't convert too well anyways in our business.
we are number 3 at yahoooo and on page 2 of google for a big keyword (words) and google converts ten fold over Yahooooooooo!

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Yahoo_Mike

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2638 posted 2:16 pm on Aug 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Shanbr, yes, you can email webmasterworldfeedback@yahoo.com and request a site review. Also, in the off chance you haven't done this already, please review our site Guidelines [help.yahoo.com] Thx.

shanbr

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2638 posted 9:49 pm on Aug 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks so much.

We do our best to abide by all rules and just can't figure out why we are not listed or even why google dropped us too.

After 4 years of having top ranked sites, it is just confusing our staff as to why we just can't get into yahoo or get ranked in google any longer.

i send the email and hope it works for us soon.

I hope they will let us know what needs to be changed in order to get listed if they feel we do not have the correct site designs.

Thanks again.

shanbr

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2638 posted 8:40 pm on Aug 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Lol, ok, all my sites are kicked out and their explination for it>..

They said they don't know why. But fix it.

So.... I will not do yahoo or worry about listing in them anymore. Way too much trouble. I also think I will go back and search through google to buy stuff etc. instead of yahoo like I was.

People just don't understand, the webmasters they effect are also half the "clickers" of paid listings.

The worst part, I bought two brand new domains and guess what... they said they were blocked from past owners and that it will take at least 3 months after i make the site to get looked at for a possible entry to yahoo search.

Pretty nasty if you ask me.

2_much

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2638 posted 12:27 am on Aug 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

There's a lot of different filters in Yahoo that could get you penalized. One way to know is by checking your spidering. If you're not getting spidered or the spider is only requesting the robots.txt file, there's a good chance you're penalized.

In that case, it's harder to try to get the domain back in than it is to build a new site.

Instead of buying expired domains, I'd buy brand new ones and get as many links to them as quickly as possible, with good anchor text.

shanbr

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2638 posted 1:49 am on Aug 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thing was, there wasn't an expired list to check to see if the name was owned before and when we checked the search engine for the urls, nothing was linked to them from the past.

But, they were blocked yahoo says.

We didn't buy from an expired domain company, just bought it regular.

randle

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2638 posted 6:18 pm on Aug 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

The best way I have found to be sure you have been penalized is with this command;

url:http://www.widgets.com

If it comes up no results, you have been penalized, and removed.

2_much

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2638 posted 6:44 pm on Aug 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

You can use archive.org to see if there's a history on the domain.

webnewton

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2638 posted 6:45 am on Sep 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yahoo Mike it's almost a months now and I am still get any reply in response to the mail i sent at webmasterworldfeedback@yahoo.com.

MetropolisRobot

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2638 posted 8:24 pm on Sep 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

Actually I got a response. It said:

essentially, your site has been reviewed and its treatment in the Yahoo! index is appropriate.

OK, that's fine. But my question is why is my site treated this way? Even if I am at fault and will never be reinstated, it would be nice to know how I have transgressed so i learn and don't make the same mistake twice.

[edited by: DaveAtIFG at 8:59 pm (utc) on Sep. 9, 2004]

PatrickDeese

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2638 posted 6:49 pm on Sep 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yahoo penalizes sites for a number of reasons. One of the most unfortunate is the "inherited" penalties from Inktomi.

If you have a site doing well in G - but confirmed as "penalized for life" in Y - you *might* consider building a domain with duplicate content, and blocking gBot et al from it (in your robots.txt) - basically a new domain that is only for the Yahoo search engine.

Of course you will have to acquire independent links for it, etc - but still better than no Yahoo traffic at all.

[edited by: DaveAtIFG at 7:13 pm (utc) on Sep. 11, 2004]
[edit reason] Off topic [/edit]

hereforinfo

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2638 posted 10:00 pm on Sep 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

"If you have a site doing well in G - but confirmed as "penalized for life" in Y - you *might* consider building a domain with duplicate content, and blocking gBot et al from it (in your robots.txt) - basically a new domain that is only for the Yahoo search engine."

how can i find out if my site is "penalized for life" all pages in google none in yahoo

arkyt

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2638 posted 3:03 am on Oct 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

One of the most unfortunate is the "inherited" penalties from Inktomi.

Whats really unfortunate and rather CROOKED is that it seems if you did not renew your PFI and buy into sitematch - you were put onto a do not index list!

EVERY site I had PFId vanished! ALL others (similar sites) are still indexed! If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, its probably a duck!

AND yes sending email to yahoo is a waste of time! IF and let me emphasize IF you get a response it WILL be inadequate!

bcc1234

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2638 posted 5:43 am on Oct 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

Whats really unfortunate and rather CROOKED is that it seems if you did not renew your PFI and buy into sitematch - you were put onto a do not index list!

I second that.

outland88

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2638 posted 5:56 pm on Oct 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

I third that.

DaveAtIFG

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2638 posted 3:23 am on Oct 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

if you did not renew your PFI and buy into sitematch
Didn't create any problems for any of my sites.
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