We recently purchased a large, well established site (about 20,000 pages of original content) that (for various reasons - no balckhat, just spammy stuff like too many affiliate links, etc.) had been banned from the Yahoo Search Index about 3 years ago (according to the former owners).
The site is listed in the yahoo directory, but - despite having 10,000+ inbound links, and ranking very well every where else, could not be found anywhere in Yahoo when searching for it. The front page and only the front page was crawled 1-2 times a day by Yahoo/slurp, but no other pages were crawled.
After refreshing the site and updating it quite a bit (not to mention removing virtually all affiliate links), to include adding RSS syndication to the original content (which got picked up by several RSS hubs), we submitted a verbose reinclusion request, outlining all we thought the site did wrong, and everything we've done to improve it.
Today, we're getting absolutely slammed by the following crawler:
YahooSeeker/CafeKelsa (compatible; Konqueror/3.2; FreeBSD ; [help.yahoo.com...] (KHTML, like Gecko)
My question is this: Is that crawler hitting us due to the new RSS feed we are providing, or are we about to be reinstated into the search index?