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Home page indexed twice

 5:02 am on Feb 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

When I search for my site only the index page comes up. When I click More From This Site, it should my index page twice and nothing else.

Is my index page in there twice the problem? Or what does it mean?



 5:26 am on Feb 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

is the url displayed identicle?


 5:37 am on Feb 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Same for me. URLs are identical but 2nd listing contains copyright information in the description


 5:52 am on Feb 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

>>>>Or what does it mean?



 8:39 am on Feb 17, 2005 (gmt 0)


Why do you say that? are you sure?


 1:52 pm on Feb 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

>>>>Or what does it mean?


I'm afraid that all evidence points to that. I have only one site that displays this phenomenon and has been doing so for almost a year now.

It is also the only site of mine ever to receive a penalty from Yahoo which it has been carrying for almost two years. Considering it was a programming error I think a two year ban is a little harsh but hey, what do I know .........


 2:00 pm on Feb 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

I have the same problem, but it seems slightly different.

The home page is listed twice, but so is a sub-page. Searching for terms on these pages brings up reasonable results, so I am not sure if it is a penalty or not. I can't see how I have been given a penalty at all except that we had two domains pointing to the same site - one domain has now been set up differently to frame the other domain. Possible duplicate content - however, crawling should remove older pages and the duplicate should disappear. No other engine seems to have a problem indexing the site.

Slurp still crawls the site regularly - usually every day, so it does not seem to have a problem pulling pages from the site.

The extra sub-page listed will change every now and again - so one week I have index.html and page1.html, next week I may have index.html and page2.html.

I have changed the frame to a 301 redirect and we will see what happens in the coming months.


 5:15 pm on Feb 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thats what I mean. With all the problems Yahoo! seems to be having constructing an extensive index and the fact that even though Slurp comes around constantly they still seem to be having a hell of a time getting the pages in the index, and then there are errors too of which the double listing is only just one.

So, I am not saying it is not a penalty just that with all the problems Y! is having it may well be only an error.

By the way I have an honest content site that was banned by Yahoo! when they switched over results at the begining of last year.

I decided to start from scratch and make a Yahoo! only version of the site.

Since doing that I have seen varying numbers of the pages in the index and at the moment I see only 3. Really pathetic after all the work I put in.

Anyway.. maybe one day Yahoo will get it together.

The only positive I can say about the Yahoo! index is that it is very stable (static) and in an ever changing world sometimes thats nice.....;)


 3:38 am on Feb 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

Brett, "is the url displayed identicle? "

yes, the URLs are identical. yes, the site is banned. Maybe by putting the index page in twice, that is Y's signal that the site is banned.

I even closed my account with the directory and asked them to get my site out of there. They closed my account but my site is still in the directory.


 4:07 am on Feb 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

I've seen where the url looks so close to identical, but missing the trailing in one of the listings "/".



 6:09 am on Feb 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

The problem is that if the domain has a penalty and you build a "yahoo only" version of your site, it won't help. The penalty carries penalty.

Have you tried writing them or the re-inclusion request? It really does sound like a penalty to me.

Sites that have good inbound links will naturally have lots of pages listed. If your site is being spidered but only has a few pages listed, it clearly indicates a problem.


 11:39 pm on Feb 19, 2005 (gmt 0)


I started a brand new domain with very similar name.

Rewritten the whole and got about 50 good qualily links from other sites also listed in Yahoo!

I have no back links from my other sites.

I only allow Yahoo! in there no other Spider.

Google knows about the whole site and lists all the pages but without content of course.

I wrote to Yahoo! a number of times about the original and never received a reply.

The original site is in the Y! directory.

The new site has the index page and two others in the index. but does not rank for anything much.

a couple of months ago Yahoo! had got about six pages in total now it is down to two/three.

I have ensured deep linking in some of the back links.

I don't really know what else I can do?


 5:53 pm on Feb 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

Well, just to be fair to Yahoo. I note today that Yahoo! has about 15 of my pages indexed now which is a small improvement over the 2 or3 that it had managed over the last six months.

This improvement was after a month of frantic activity on the part of Slurp.

Anyway I have still to rank on my keywords that is maybe due to my own crap optimization or (hopefully) Yahoo! takes a while to catch up a make the page content searchable.

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