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I cannot see my own site in yahoo serps
while everybody else can!

 1:44 am on Aug 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

weird: there are lot of ppl coming to my site from Yahoo search, entering different keywords and phrases (that I DO target for, btw). My stats program shows which page of results they are coming from, it is always 1-2 page (well, based on the amount of visitors it gotta be smth close to the beginning LOL).

But whenever I go to yahoo myself to check the same phrases, or click on that same page of results they are coming from, I never can see myself... even among the first 500 results! I mean NEVER! It looks like I don't exist in yahoo. Whole world sees my site in the results, except me! People are coming to my site from yahoo all over the world, and looks like I am the only one who cannot see my own site in the results! What am I missing here?

I thought it could be different datacenters or old out-of-date results that I am seeing, or that they are seeing... But no, this is going on over TWO MONTHS already!



 10:48 am on Aug 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

Try dumping your temp internet files and cookies. I have had this happen before and deleting cookies mysteriously fixes it! That will work - guaranteed!


 2:16 am on Aug 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

logout from your yahoo account and delete all cookies and temp internet files


 5:44 pm on Aug 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

For the last 4-5 weeks (recent yahoo update) our site shows top five results on most of the keeywords in most of country based results like india, australia, uk com; altavista; overture and cnn but on US yahoo.com results comes up on page 3 to 5. www.site.com on US yahoo shows 1350 results with a yahoo search directory listing also. on few keywords it still comes up on page 1 on US yahoo. On US yahoo.com it shows same results as contry based yahoo results 4-5 a days for few seconds or minutes or until I clean cache and temp files. Does this mean that the site is penalized.

I have cleaned all explorer files like cache and tmp but still yahoo.com doesnot show what contry based and other yahoo affiliates show.


 6:30 pm on Aug 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

it may be that the yahoo datacenters are not in synch yet. I've experience this during times when yahoo is updating. it does eventually get sychronized.


 6:43 pm on Aug 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

thanks renee. It has been a month now and I'm not sure whether yahoo country results, overture and cnn which are almost similar right now or yahoo US will be shown after the update/synchronization.


 12:12 pm on Aug 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi sunnyk!

from here, Italy, it's very difficult to check yahoo.com serp.

I see the serp results of months ago...
To check my real serp first I use an anonymizer browser ( ex www.anonymizer.com).

But the strange fact is that I get different results using different browsers or office locations.

I think that Yahoo uses several differents databases and it will take time to allineate all of them......


 11:48 pm on Aug 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

In my case, it were cookies and temp files. I cleaned my cache and cookies and now I can see my site! Thanks guys for your help ;)

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