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I had the .net and that was "indexed" (months ago pages) and alltheweb had indexed the .org version. I assumed that they thought I was spamming, so Ink, Yahoo and Alltheweb left out my .com one. I disabled both of them (.net, org) now and I'm praying after e-mailing them.
What else can it be? It's not keyword stuffing in my case. I have optimized pages but I've seen pages with 20-30 keywords in a row indexed with no problems. I have at most a sentence at the bottom of the page and a few words on top. Everything else is mixed nicely and it makes sense.
It can't be the domain.com/widget.html vs /widget.html thing either, I've seen many other sites indexed down to their last page (tens of thousands in many cases) regardless of the way the links were linked. It doesn't make sense that Yahoo would not follow those, I'd say that at least half (if not more) of the sites use the relative version.
I don't think it's the db size either. I know they don't index everything and they're growing, but the fact that Ink, ATW, and now Yahoo all have the same site out seems coordinated.
Could it be a penalty or ban for something I /you did do or didn't do? I e-mailed but who knows when I'll get an answer if ever.
what else can you add or suggest? Change the domain name? I rather not do that, I have a decent one...Add another domain with the same DB and make it so only Slurp indexes?
looking for answers as I'm losing plenty of traffic and money...
I'm afraid that if I pay for the main link, even if they planned on visiting it to index everything for free, they'll stop to the main page.
>Yeah haven't a clue why people are saying this new
> yahoo search is great, looks pretty amateur
> compared to google to me.
Now that Y has changed, Inktomi resellers are using the fact that sites have dropped out of the index as an opportunity to increase sales....though.... from my experience it makes no difference whether you have paid Inktomi or not. Paying to be in Inktomi is no guarantee that you will show up in Yahoo search results.
In anticipation of the Y change, I was ready to fork over another $3,000 a month to have the entire site submitted and am thankful I didnt.
I have 300 out of 15,000 pages in the Inktomi index. Google have 12,000 of them, Altavista has around 900 and Alltheweb has around 700. Therefore I conclude that it has nothing to do with my site being badly mapped. I checked the sites that linked to mine to see if they were in Yahoo and thus should encourage regular crawls from Slurp and they were, in fact Slurp hits me around 5000 times a month. The only thing I can think of is that two of my site 'used to be' Paid Inclusion with PositionTech. They haven't been paid inclusion for around 10 months. The 300 pages that Inktomi has indexed are various pages from my other sites, no pages have been indexed from the two sites that used to be on Paid Inclusion.
I would like to know if anyone else whose site is indexed has ever used Paid Inclusion into the Inktomi Index?
It's a bit frustrating considering MSN and Yahoo are supposedly using a very similar search engine.