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Yahoo Rankings are GONE!
Xstnva

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Msg#: 3474999 posted 3:58 pm on Oct 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

My rankings have been pretty decent in Yahoo for quite some time. Just recently they started to slip and now they are completely gone, as if I am getting penalized. I don't know what's up. I have been working with and SEO company for awhile and they were doing pretty good for me. I am not sure what is the deal? Anybody know anything that is going on with Yahoo?

 

martinibuster

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Msg#: 3474999 posted 4:07 pm on Oct 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

I am not sure what is the deal?

Here is the likely the source of your problem.

I have been working with and SEO company...

[edited by: martinibuster at 4:18 pm (utc) on Oct. 11, 2007]

Xstnva

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Msg#: 3474999 posted 4:18 pm on Oct 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

I am sure that it is not the SEO company. They are rather reputable and my rankings in the other SE's are very good.

WiseWebDude

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Msg#: 3474999 posted 7:56 pm on Oct 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

Simple, Yahoo truly SUCKS and they get worse every day. I think they better give it up and give their search back to Google or maybe MSN, LOL.

martinibuster

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Msg#: 3474999 posted 8:02 pm on Oct 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

...and my rankings in the other SE's are very good.

You mean you're not banned in MSN anymore [webmasterworld.com]?

Xstnva

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Msg#: 3474999 posted 8:19 pm on Oct 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

The MSN "banning" was on a different website.

martinibuster

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Msg#: 3474999 posted 8:38 pm on Oct 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

Take a thorough look at your site. I'm not saying you or your SEO is a spammer, however of all the "I've been banned but I'm innocent" sites I've looked at the site owner has overlooked some over the line tactics.

Common reasons for overlooking aggressive or over the line tactics:

1. Works in Google and MSN
Yah, algorithms are not infallible. Just because the algo hasn't caught it and the algo actually likes it does not mean it will also pass a hand check.

2. My competitors are more aggessive than me
Placing an overweight man besides five obese men does not make the overweight man thin.

3. Many commonly accepted SEO practices are not acceptable
What? Yahoo doesn't like my lack of original content?
There was a time not long ago when white hats commonly believed that reciprocal linking was Google/Yahoo approved. Two years ago I had a Battle Royale in the link dev forum disproving that myth and now it's pretty much common knowledge that reciprocating with more than an X amount of friendly sites won't pass a hand check.

4. It's the SEOs fault
A site owner's SEO participated in link exchange clubs, triangular linking, pointed links from a network of sites under their control, extensive interlinking, went over the top with paid links, created a funky statewide linkmap from the home page, etc. etc. Be sure you know everything that was done to rank your site. Don't accept their explanation. Review your site and it's backlinks well.

5. What, Search Engines Don't Like SEO? Pah!
Yes, search engines are not keen on SEO that goes far beyond making a site spiderable and making sure your keywords are all on the page. As explained above, what passes the algo may not pass a hand check.

Good luck!

[edited by: martinibuster at 8:45 pm (utc) on Oct. 11, 2007]

Xstnva

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Msg#: 3474999 posted 8:45 pm on Oct 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hmmm.....interesting.

incrediBILL

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Msg#: 3474999 posted 9:00 pm on Oct 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

The MSN "banning" was on a different website.

And that's better?

I've never been banned from any search engine so you may want to consider a new SEO or no SEO at all before all your sites get nuked and aren't worth the price of the domain name.

SEOMike

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Msg#: 3474999 posted 9:07 pm on Oct 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

Join the supports section of WebmasterWorld and get people to do a site eval. [webmasterworld.com] Maybe someone can opine as to the specific problem.

[edited by: SEOMike at 9:09 pm (utc) on Oct. 11, 2007]

jimbeetle

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Msg#: 3474999 posted 9:20 pm on Oct 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

Xstnva, you say that your rankings are gone? Have you dug down any deeper? Check your site in Yahoo Site Explorer [siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com]. How many pages does it show indexed?

The Contractor

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Msg#: 3474999 posted 11:55 am on Nov 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

I think they better give it up and give their search back to Google

Yep, they should have stayed with that...hehe

turkeyproperty

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Msg#: 3474999 posted 11:33 pm on Nov 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

hi,

very interesting to hear that... i am ranked #1 in google for the word "<snip>" and also was #1 in yahoo. recently i've noticed that my yahoo ranking is not even in the top 50 pages, like a pentalty...? my index.php page is found nowhere in yahoo.

now that i've read below i know that it's not only my site who out of line.

we await to see what happens.

[edited by: martinibuster at 11:47 pm (utc) on Nov. 26, 2007]
[edit reason] Removed specifics. [/edit]

turkeyproperty

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Msg#: 3474999 posted 4:42 pm on Nov 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

ok... now they are back and roll'n! wonder what ever happened at yahoo :)

ErinFaulk

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Msg#: 3474999 posted 3:50 pm on Dec 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

^^ is your site back to #1 in yahoo?

The same thing happened to me I went from #5 to #44.

turkeyproperty

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Msg#: 3474999 posted 11:13 pm on Jan 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

geez...
well since then I have managed up to #11 but need to get around the corner for page 1 SERP. Things are not as before at yahoo.com but yahoo.co.uk pretty much seems to like me :) and now MSN

Xstnva

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Msg#: 3474999 posted 2:33 pm on Jan 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

I am see the same thing. My rankings are starting to show up again, but not even close to where they once were. I must admit, that I am glad to see that I am not the only one.

What's up with Yahoo?

CaptClayC

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Msg#: 3474999 posted 4:03 pm on Jan 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

My ranking disappeared a few days ago as well in Yahoo. In the morning, I checked my ranking in Yahoo and was #6. Then, I logged into my Yahoo Search Marking Account for this website that has been inactive for over a year for this domain name to see the changes since it changed from Overture. Once I logged out I went back to Yahoo and my domain is nowhere to be found but it is indexed. Ever since my yahoo account has been inactive my ranking has improved but never above number 6. Should I just start over with a new domain if I want in the top five? Any thoughts appreciated.

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