| 1:41 pm on May 26, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Good news - after having cleaned up my reciprocal links pages which I suspected was likely the problem, I replied back to Yahoo to explain my situation and exactly what I did. 3 days later, they replied back to say they cannot give me the specific details why my site was penalized, and the re-review process takes several weeks to complete, and to check back at search.yahoo.com to see if my site has been reincluded in the index.
| 5:28 pm on May 26, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|after having cleaned up my reciprocal links pages which I suspected was likely the problem, I replied back to Yahoo to explain my situation and exactly what I did. 3 days later, they replied back to say they cannot give me the specific details why my site was penalized, and the re-review process takes several weeks to complete, and to check back at search.yahoo.com to see if my site has been reincluded in the index. |
Not sure if you are being sarcastic since you say "Good News", but that is a standard email reply. I have seen it a dozen times.
| 12:51 am on May 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Were you linking to sites that were banned in Yahoo?
I do not see a cache for a site of mine that is in Yahoo but it only shows up for one keyword anyway.
| 2:52 am on May 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I did find out that I was linked to a few sites that were experiencing the same issue as mine. Homepage only cached.
I don't suppose there a quick method for checking my links for banned sites. Checking each one individually with site:www is extremely slow and tedious.
| 3:14 pm on Jun 2, 2006 (gmt 0)|
It has been May 19 since last contact from Yahoo, informing me about their re-review process. They give no timetable or ballpark figure of how long reinclusion takes.
About how long should I wait before contacting yahoo again at the following page? Would 4 weeks be reasonable? I don't want to risk bugging them too much the point of annoying them.
| 9:47 pm on Jun 2, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I'd be contacting them every two days. Give them a chance to make the changes, observe what has happened and go back to them with why things which have not changed.
Make sure that you are correct in what you are saying, otherwise they may not take notice - a good SEO [ not me ] can probably help you here.
| 10:51 pm on Jun 2, 2006 (gmt 0)|
What exactly should I say to them?
Contacting them through their form page may get a different person every time which is probably a good thing.
Last summer I was using the Rankingpower software, but I quit using it and cleaned up my site just a few weeks before the yahoo penalty occurred. I don't know if I should admit to past wrongdoing if it never got my site banned.
| 11:11 pm on Jun 2, 2006 (gmt 0)|
It's only relevant if that's the reason for them not caching you. Otherwise you may waste a lot of time.
Is your site caching OK in Google?
Have you tried submiting to the Yahoo paid Directory Listings .... those result show up in search and then you will possibly unplug the caching problem or have something to communicate about with Yahoo.
i.e. my Yahoo directory listing isn't appearing in the results, but it is appearing the directory .... something like that.
| 12:18 am on Jun 3, 2006 (gmt 0)|
My site is caching fine in Google, although I am currently getting no traffic from Google for some unknown reason.
The problem I have with Yahoo paid submission is there is no guarantee of inclusion after you paid your money, besides that their fee for commercial sites is much higher, plus another $300 annual fee to keep your listing.
MSN is presently the only search engine bringing my site traffic.
| 8:52 pm on Jun 3, 2006 (gmt 0)|
This afternoon I rechecked site:www.domain... and noticed a big change, but I don't know what to make of it.
It jumped from 196 links to 240 links, however most of these newly added links are to nonexistent doorway pages, I deleted almost a year ago. For some mysterious reason, they reappeared in the index after they were removed a couple months ago. This makes no sense. My homepage remains the only page Cached.
I was preparing another follow up message to bug Yahoo again when I discovered this.
| 5:35 am on Jun 4, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I noticed the same thing today for one of my sites. A few weeks ago, my pages began dropping out of the index. Today, they returned as url only. I started a thread [webmasterworld.com] about this.
I don't know what this means, or why it happens. I think it is a sign of a penalty. Until pages return with complete title and description, I have no hope.
Incidentally, I know of a "banned" site that has shown url only for all pages indexed for a year now.
Finally, the reply you got from Yahoo about the reinclusion/review process is a standard email reply. Someone just sent you the same email they send everyone.
| 9:56 pm on Jun 4, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I sent a new message to Yahoo asking them about this. In Yahoo's Content Guidelines, Item 2 under What Yahoo considers unwanted "Pages dedicated to directing the user to another page," could apply to affiliate links, but I would think that is a matter of degree. If I do have a few pages that are more that way than others. Maybe I need to remove them, or else add more content to them.
I wouldn't want to abandon this domain because I have too much time and work invested in and it's a great domain that applies 100% to what my site is about.
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