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Banned from MSN
Who do I contact?
Daily Sparring




msg:1537774
 2:37 am on Sep 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

What is the email addess of the the person(s) that I should contact regarding what looks like a site ban from their index? I would like to find out why and how to fix it.

 

Warren




msg:1537775
 3:17 am on Sep 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

You need to contact Yahoo!

A special email address has been set up, which is webmasterworld@yahoo.com.

Daily Sparring




msg:1537776
 3:33 am on Sep 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks Warren,

Do they usually respond? How would you recommend I word an email to find out about what I believe is a ban.

Warren




msg:1537777
 10:40 am on Sep 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

I recommmend going to the Yahoo! forum and reading through there.

There are several posts on this topic in there.

Best of luck!

ALbino




msg:1537778
 4:21 am on Sep 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

I had the same question, however I don't think that answer works. I'm in Yahoo, but I'm missing from MSN completely unless you type the url directly into the search box. Luckily some people do this or we wouldn't get any traffic at all from MSN. Any feedback would be appreciated seeing as how July 1st is a long, long, long ways away :)

Daily Sparring




msg:1537779
 10:18 am on Sep 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

I didn't realize that the response was to Yahoo! (because I had posted about Yahoo! as well) Does anyone know what the contact email is for MSN as far as being banned goes?

makemetop




msg:1537780
 11:59 am on Sep 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

MSN uses the Yahoo database - not their own currently. Any ban should be taken up with Yahoo - though they are unlikely to tell you the reason.

DaveN




msg:1537781
 12:11 pm on Sep 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

also check to see if you are banned in Yahoo and pure search, it could be a geo filter.

DaveN

Daily Sparring




msg:1537782
 12:47 pm on Sep 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

Dave,

Can you explain what a geo filter ban would be. I assume it would be IP location related?

PS: Pure shows this as a results '1 thru 0 of 0 web pages found' which looks to have us not indexed.

DaveN




msg:1537783
 12:50 pm on Sep 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

forget geo ... your banned if you are seeing the spiders

ALbino




msg:1537784
 5:19 am on Sep 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

Everybody always says that MSN and AV use the Yahoo database, but that's completely untrue seeing as how my site doesn't even appear for our site name in MSN and we're #8 on Yahoo and #4 on AV. So clearly we're being bumped or filtered somehow on one or the other.

As a side note: interestingly we're #1 on Google for our own name.. which is, well, obvious. That just goes to show how inferior everybody elses results are.

Warren




msg:1537785
 1:59 pm on Sep 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

MSN uses Yahoo! Search Technology, as does AltaVista and Fast/AlltheWeb. MSN doesn't take the full set of results from YST because it doesn't take any of the PFI URLs.

The various indices may not always be up to date.

Lets not forget that the various search destinations apply their own relevancy algorithm over the set of results.

ALbino




msg:1537786
 11:30 pm on Sep 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

Which brings us back to the original question of this whole thread. How does someone find out why their being filtered/banned from MSN?

Warren




msg:1537787
 12:24 am on Oct 5, 2004 (gmt 0)


Which brings us back to the original question of this whole thread. How does someone find out why their being filtered/banned from MSN?

Because you wouldn't be showing up in Yahoo! either.

Assuming that it isn't a brand new site of course.

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