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Ban lifted finally!
Long years of no traffic.

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Msg#: 3502334 posted 10:01 pm on Nov 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

My company's website was banned for reasons unknown, I would guess 4-5 years ago. It was one of those Inktomi bans that Yahoo inherited. Back then we were new to this and it is possible that my webmaster did some crap, which was all quantum physics to me at the time.

This frustrated me like hell since this is my company's website. So, everytime someone here made a suggestion as where to file a report, I did. About a year ago, the ban was lifted partially, but only for the index page. It however did not even rank #1 for my unique company's name, but at least it was there at #2. I figured, heck, maybe I'm on probation, so I'll just wait and see what happens. Well, now, finally the site is back and kicking hell in Yahoo, ranking far better than Google (but not as great as MSN), for all my targeted keywords.

It seems that even though the site was banned, it was still indexed and our pages were ranked, but not shown.



5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3502334 posted 9:13 am on Nov 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

It happened to my site in last index. The site was not there before so I thought it banned but then it came back. I think yahoo love it :)

[edited by: engine at 9:50 am (utc) on Nov. 12, 2007]
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Msg#: 3502334 posted 3:00 am on Nov 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

Just to throw in my 2 cents, I also recently experienced the same situation, in which after a year of no search results on Yahoo (minus the index page) I am finally back.

The problem is identifying the reason for this sudden change.

While I have been actively reducing keyword stuffing on my pages and subscribing to paid inclusions, if I had to make a guess on why, its all Yahoo.

Is the general consensus the same?


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Msg#: 3502334 posted 7:15 pm on Nov 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

Congratulations, thanks for letting us know about this. :)

Question: How much time passed between being unbanned and finally ranking?


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Msg#: 3502334 posted 12:07 am on Nov 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

It took approximately six months.

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