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Are Yahoo Spam Reports Acted On?

5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3316783 posted 1:17 pm on Apr 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hello there,

I'd like to write this post and especially devote it to Yahoo Spam team. It is simply unbelievable how much spam is in its index, a lot of crappy sites get great placements just because they spammed around and got zillions of useless links! It's shame for such big company as Yahoo to allow that MUCH! spam in their index.

Regardless to tons of spam reports I've sent, sites remained there where they were, right on top! Even though they do not provide useful content at all, or not even contain real content, but just get placements for 'affiliate ids'. Meaning, yahoo lists a lot of official sites with embedded affiliate ids so affiliates can get credit of potential sales! That's real shame. It should be official site url listed at first and not affiliated urls!

I'll keep sending reports, maybe somebody get 'time' to check them out and see that I am not talking bulls*it (sorry for language, but I am pissed).

Watching all those affiliated urls beating my real sites with amazing quality content is really sad! Allowing them to rank high just because they spammed around with their aff'ed links is stupid IMO! Famous link bombing is still present in yahoo unfortunately!

By this post I would really LIKE to ask Tim or whoever reads this from Yahoo (if anyone) to try to work on their spam algo a little bit more and at least get rid of those affiliated links which are not making any good to the whole community!

Thank you for your time!




5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3316783 posted 4:46 pm on Apr 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

This really deserves to stay on top!

Please anybody from Yahoo to comment this issue!

Thanks again.


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3316783 posted 10:47 pm on Apr 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

One of my clients' sites recently moved into the #5 position in Yahoo for an important keyword, replacing a site that has held the #5 spot for well over a year. That site is now #6, and remains at #6 despite having been reported some time ago, and more than once. The site in question? "Default Plesk Page." I'd love to hear someone at Yahoo comment on that. Wouldn't it be a very simple algorithmical fix to filter out "Default Plesk Page" sites?

When my client's site finally beat "Default Plesk Page" in that search, I didn't know whether to celebrate or to cry.


5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3316783 posted 8:03 pm on Apr 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

yeah it's pretty pathetic to see those sites hold great rankings just because of IMO nothing! I really do not understand yahoo's ranking criteria. Would be cool to hear something from Yahoo's reps on this issue regarding affiliated urls and sites that hold top spots for just very competitive kwds but are actually 'unique-content less'.

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