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Has yahoo banned my site?
How do you tell if a website is banned in yahoo?
maya786



 
Msg#: 3154025 posted 3:30 am on Nov 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hi
I own a [example] website. Which is quite popular in Google and MSN and no where in YAHOO And I have never done any black eye SEO. Google drives me around 30000 unique per day and around 8000 unique are being given by MSN.

But yahoo drives me none. They don’t have my site in their search.

My site is example.com It only comes in yahoo when i type "example.com" and not even when i type "example" Only one page has been crawled by them that is home page and they keep on updating the page once in week. But they are not taking the internal pages in to the engine and also not putting the homepage anywhere in the search result.

I kept the site away from searches for 2 months with robots.txt file
So my question is how can I determine if yahoo have not banned my site. OR they have just not crawled the site into their search.

But now it has been 1 month when i allowed engines to crawl my site. and they are not just taking up my site.

Please tell me how can I check for the possible yahoo ban or what i can do get it crawled soon. I believe i am missing on possible 15000 unique daily because of this as this site have over 200000 pages with unique Meta tags and contents

Looking for your expert opinion.

:( Help

[edited by: jcoronella at 3:04 pm (utc) on Nov. 12, 2006]
[edit reason] example-ified. [/edit]

 

afterburner

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Msg#: 3154025 posted 11:40 pm on Nov 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

If you are getting 30000 from google, you should be happy about that, some of us would kill for that kind of traffic!

vite_rts

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3154025 posted 11:51 pm on Nov 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

you saying that within 1 month of going online, you're getting 38,000 uniques per day from google and msn?

Surely, that must be a record of sorts

randle

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3154025 posted 3:12 pm on Nov 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

My site is example.com It only comes in yahoo when i type "example.com" and not even when i type "example" Only one page has been crawled by them that is home page and they keep on updating the page once in week. But they are not taking the internal pages in to the engine and also not putting the homepage anywhere in the search result

This sounds like a penalized site. If you search example.com and only the home page comes up, that’s generally a pretty strong indication the site is penalized. If you search example.com and the home page and other pages come up, but all pages but the home page do not have the word “cached” next to the url, that’s not a good sign either.

You can ask them here; [add.yahoo.com...]

And generally speaking they will tell you the status, after that they pretty much turn a deaf ear.

romaniucc

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3154025 posted 4:15 pm on Nov 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

I agree with randle is this. they will answer your question (probably), but won't do anything to help you out.

netmasters

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3154025 posted 11:03 pm on Nov 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

Chances are if you ask Yahoo what the problem is, they'll reply with a generic "See our guidelines" message. If you're extremely lucky, you'll get someone who will give you an idea of what the problem is, but don't count on it.

It's possible that you have simply been hand removed and can be reincluded quickly if you fix whatever the problem is. If you check Site Explorer - https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/ - and your pages are in there, but not showing in the serps, that's probably the case.

We fell out of Yahoo after a June update and all I could get back from Yahoo were cryptic "See our Guidelines" e-mails (Yahoo REALLY needs to work on their communication). I finally went to SES San Jose and tackled every Yahoo I could find and got one who agreed to check out our situation. We had been over the site a zillion times and couldn't figure out what it was they had a problem with.

Anyway, I got an e-mail explaining the problem from a rep, which still puzzled us, but I blog about that here if you want to take a look - <snip> .

Turns out Yahoo suddenly learned how to spider javascript links, causing link redundancy on our pages because we were using text links at the bottom of many of our pages for the spiders. So, nothing we had "fixed" was actually the problem. We're in the process of reinventing our navigation so that the Yahoo gods will smile upon us again. ;-)

[edited by: encyclo at 1:30 pm (utc) on Nov. 17, 2006]
[edit reason] terms of service [webmasterworld.com] [/edit]

romaniucc

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3154025 posted 7:19 am on Nov 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

please do let us know how's that situation turns...

randle

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3154025 posted 10:56 pm on Nov 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

Well there definitely giving it to you straight, your site is penalized, and by the look of it it’s been for some time now. You show 177,000 pages indexed in Google, and just 1, the home page indexed in Yahoo. Usually it takes a while to grind out all your pages and just leave the index, which is the final result with all penalized sites. For a site that size, a guess is 4 months to rid the index of that many pages. Anything less and perhaps they really had a serious issue with your site.

Generally speaking our experience has shown penalties in Yahoo are most often due to linking issues. Are you linking back and forth to a bunch of other sites you own, that are hosted on the same server?

they told me to check up their terms and conditions

Could anyone imagine communicating with a client, or customer, in this fashion? Too bad the “Peanut Butter” memo didn’t address this issue as well. Piss on your customers and eventually they get a little cranky about it.

Leosghost

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Msg#: 3154025 posted 12:43 pm on Nov 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

maya786 you might want to read TOS here
[webmasterworld.com...]
specially item 13

Please do not drop promotional urls, signature files, nor specifics that would lead people to your site. Signing your name is fine, however commercialized posts or resume signatures will be edited. We tend to err on the side of caution to protect the integrity of the system. Affiliate based URLs are not allowed anywhere on the system.

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