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Yahoo Canonical Problem

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Msg#: 4009 posted 8:06 pm on May 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

Back in Feb. we implemented a site wide 301 redirect to get rid of the canonical problems in Google. It appears that Yahoo ignores this and is continuing to cache pages at the non-www url (even though it's redirected to a www version). The result is that several pages are indexed twice: once as www and once as non-www. Any ideas why Yahoo is not deleting the non-www versions and continues to index them? We've confirmed that the redirect is working correctly, so we're unsure as to why this is happening.

Thanks in advance!



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Msg#: 4009 posted 9:25 pm on May 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have the same problem. Also, I am having problems with 302's which I have posted here (with no replies): [webmasterworld.com...]


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Msg#: 4009 posted 2:08 pm on May 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

Same here. I added the www -> non www 301 for Google in the hopes of fixing canonical problems, not too long after that Yahoo and MSN started listing my main page with the www!

I've tested headers at 5 or more places, looked at the log files and it is sending a 301.

I've now fallen out of the serp for my main pages on all the big engines. Before the 301 I didn't notice MSN or Yahoo having a problem with knowing my url is without the www and I'd been ranking fine.

I also was using outbound tracking on my links using a 301. Yahoo has listed many of those outbound urls in site: but with the targets title, not the link text I used to link to them!

Targets Sites Page Title
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I know 100% that the outbounds were always 301, those were tested and checked in the log files as well.

The odd thing I've noticed is that with both MSN and Yahoo, my main page seems to be the only one that has the www added, inner pages (*knock on wood*) remain without.

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