homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.166.122.86
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member

Home / Forums Index / Yahoo / Yahoo Search Engine and Directory
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: martinibuster

Yahoo Search Engine and Directory Forum

    
Yahoo and the base href tag
Does it work together?
NedProf

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3089717 posted 7:52 am on Sep 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

The situation is like this: example.com has a lot of unique content, 100.000+ pages. According to the Yahoo Site Explorer it has 92.851 incoming links. But only 1 page is in the index: www.example.com

Notice the use of www, all pages are redirected with 301's to the non-www version. Other search engines crawl the site perfect but Yahoo doesn't. I think it's because of the base href tag.

Every page has this tag:
<base href="http://example.com/">
(notice the slash on the end)

And the links are like this:
<a href="reviews/16">
<a href="images">

The actual url's are:
[website.com...]
[website.com...]

Is that a problem for the Yahoo spider? Or do we have other problems? Pages aren't blocked by robots.txt.

[edited by: martinibuster at 6:33 am (utc) on Sep. 21, 2006]
[edit reason] Removed URL & Examplified Examples. [/edit]

 

NedProf

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3089717 posted 2:17 pm on Sep 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

Anyone?

BillyS

WebmasterWorld Senior Member billys us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3089717 posted 8:10 pm on Sep 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

I used to do EXACTLY what you describe below, base href and with links working from that base.

I did not have trouble in Yahoo because of it, but I did change this approach and now have absolute references.

The reason I changed it was because if a publication of mine appeared on another website (for good or bad reasons) then the absolute reference actually works.

NedProf

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3089717 posted 12:36 pm on Sep 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

Then there must be an other reason, the site has +90.000 incomming links. No spam, but just trough natural growth.

It drives me nuts.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Yahoo / Yahoo Search Engine and Directory
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved