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Also no SSIs available so all menu/header/footer data has to be added manually on every page. It was also on shared hosting so couldn't get a dedicated IP
Even though I have added full urls and base href hoping Google would recognize the preferred version of the domain Google now has both versions listed in the site command and is not bringing any generic traffic even though the owner pays for Adwords.
I suspect the whole site is crippled by using Yahoo shopping.
Anyone else experience these problems with this shopping cart?
As for SSI, you have to use Yahoo's proprietary language RTML for any template work. It can be a pain to learn, but at least there are a few books on the subject now. When Yahoo Store first started, the only way to learn RTML was through trial and error. Now those were some fun times ;)
The way we deal with that in our Yahoo store is to use all fully-qualified hrefs. So instead of "mypage.html" use "http://www.mysite.com/mypage.html".
This means that even if someone ends up on mysite.com they will be at www.mysite.com after the first click.
All the previous directories have been deleted as far as I can see, but cannot re-install to a new directory with the old name, as it keeps telling me that a previous install exists! I have this issue every single time I try to delete something from Yahoo. I have deleted an Email addy months ago and it keeps showing up every now and again, tried to recreate an email addy that was deleted but get the same "already exists" type of prompt.
I have finally convinced the boss man to drop them. I consider myself fairly capable of webdev even though I know no code really- Yahoo will tell you these are easy tools to work with but I have yet to find ANY easy function in their store system other than publishing.
If you want to use it, be a pro- cause I'm outie!
I had a close business acquaintance, that has an inside track with the senior yahoo tech guys, ask about 301 issue at a recent conference.
In short, don't expect to see that type of functionality anytime soon.
Apparently his "inside track" is not all that inside...?
Yahoo! Domain Redirect Setting:
But, what do we know, we only sell around $6 million a year on Yahoo.
[edited by: Wlauzon at 1:56 pm (utc) on Aug. 14, 2006]
Sorry for the confusion.
What I meant is that you cannot do page by page 301 [ i.e. old page domainname.xyx.php - new page domainname.xyz.html ] redirect, when you change from another platform to the yahoo platform.
Site wide 301's are not an issue, as you pointed out, that is real basic stuff.