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Only Title and URL Listed?

 6:03 pm on Sep 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

I have noticed that when I do a domain search, ie. http://www.example.com in Yahoo.com, it returns a few hundred pages of my site but only lists the page title and the url, no description in any of the pages.

The site is about 4 months old and i'm sure when i checked it before it listed the title, description & url for the pages.

So my question, is this just a change in the way yahoo returns info for a url, or is it a BAN?

[edited by: martinibuster at 6:13 pm (utc) on Sep. 27, 2005]
[edit reason] examplified url [/edit]



 7:17 pm on Sep 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

I am pretty sure that the information retrieved from your result is not related to a ban.
Are you aware of how long this has gone on for, it may be because your site is fairly new.
When you do a similar search for one of your competitors websites, do you receive the same result?
If I were you, I would not be worried at all. Yahoo has been doing some weird stuff lately.


 8:14 pm on Sep 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

It seems nearly exactly the same as how Google does it. Those are links that were seen but not indexed. You'll find a lot of tracking links and css files shown like this, as well as "real" pages.


 12:26 am on Sep 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

It seems like to google.
I think your website layout,description is too similar, so yahoo overlook it.
Every page must be his individuality, especially description.


 4:05 pm on Sep 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi thanks for the input. So do you think if I get links into these deeper pages the yahoo bot might pick them up?


 4:20 pm on Sep 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

Personally, I don't think you can rule out a penalty. My site has over 800 pages in the Yahoo index and all but around 70 are URL only (including no cache). The home page remains the only page that is truly in results.

I've exchanged emails (reinclusion request) and Yahoo claims the site may be in violation of their guidelines.

FWIW, this statement held true for about a month now. Only today I noticed that the number of URL only increased from 70 to 105. Not sure if that is a good sign, but I've given up on SEs for now. Just trying to make a website that is user friendly.

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