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My sites use to rank very good on yahoo, no.1 and no.8 but last week they dissapeared from the yahoo, I haven't got a clue why.
The sites have also gone on www.msn.com both sites dissapeared on both search engines sounds a bit dodgy.
Can anyone give me some advice I
Today I received an e-mail from an person that want´s our product, and when saw the e-mail adress firstname.lastname@example.org
Guess my thought.......... That he didn´t find what he searched for on there own msn search (that use Yahoo/Inktomi) so he had to look in competitors search engine......to find me.
Oh well.... looks like Yahoo were just teasing me... sigh :(
Is Site Match the only way to get back? Or should we just wait?
I noticed that MSN has actually shunted me up their serps in the last few days, so I guess that means Ink has stopped hating me...?
Its hurt sales because i ranked high in yahoo, linkdomain are still there.
Out of the 2 sites i paid approx £200 pounds to be in the directory as well.
"There is currently a judgment against [your site]. Judgments are based upon both automated and editorial criteria, and are designed to improve the quality of the experience that Yahoo! provides to its search users. While we cannot comment on particular reasons for an individual judgment, please check our Content Policy Guidelines at: [help.yahoo.com...] to make sure that your site complies. Also, below are some answers to common questions regarding this issue:
Q: What are some of the common reasons for a site judgment?
A: Yahoo!’s Content Policy Guidelines (link above) outline what we are and are not looking for in pages that we index. Listed below are some of the more common reasons that a site may violate these guidelines:
Cloaking (showing substantially different content to crawlers than to users)
Massive domain interlinking
Use of affiliate programs without the addition of substantial unique content
Use of reciprocal link programs (aka “link farms”)
Excessive keyword repetition, repetition of keywords, keywords repeating
Q: If my site has a judgment against it, can I use the SiteMatch inclusion program?
A: All pages submitted to SiteMatch are editorially reviewed. If a site has a judgment against it, it is likely to be rejected by the SiteMatch program.
Q: If my site has a judgment against it, can I use the Yahoo! Express directory inclusion program?
A: Yes, the Yahoo! Directory and Yahoo! Search Index are different systems. Inclusion or exclusion from one does not effect[sic] the other."
My website isn't guilty of any of the listed sins, so I replied to (politely!) point this out.
I'm still waiting to hear back.
I suspect that Yahoo will be in no hurry to address judgement issues until it has in place a pay-for-review program whereby it can make money from the process. It is also interesting that judgements imply a "likely" exclusion from SiteMatch, but no such outcome with the (editorially reviewed) Yahoo Express directory inclusion program. The above comments really make no sense, unless the judgements are just a carryover from Inktomi.
btw. Link programs are the same as link farms? ontopic link exchanges bring in traffic. And they ban you for life for that.
im sorry but i also dont understand the point in saying youve violated one of our guidlines but we wont tell you which one because then you could game us. I dont get that at all. Think about it, youre saying yes its ONE of thse below but telling you WHICH one would badly compromise us.
1. Slurp is an incompetent crawler and INK/Yahoo may simply be "losing" these sites
2. INK was always known for harsh, broad sweeping penalties that punished countless "innoccent" sites.
Yahoo! is off to a pretty rough start with webmasters. Sitematch makes little to no sense and websites are being dropped from their index at an alarming rate. Google has always been a bit more careful about which sites they ban and the implications of automated filters - Y! will ban your site and anyone else they feel like with no apparent good reason.
I tried a slightly different search - my business type in my area - and the first 30 results are links to my site from various places, followed by my competitors' sites. So Yahoo seems to've buried my site but is furiously trying to drive all the searchers to it at the same time...?
By a strange co-incidence (?) the sites which I've recently had buried by Google are at #1 in Yahoo, while my main site which Google loves to bits at the moment has been buried by Yahoo.
>1. Slurp is an incompetent crawler and INK/Yahoo may simply be "losing" these sites
I think it's choked and given itself indigestion on my inbound links and got no appetite left for the site itself.
joined:Nov 20, 2003
The sites index page was acceptet into SiteMach and had good rankings and trafic in/from Yahoo.
The site is not in GOOGLE at all and never have been - due to the former owners 'mistakes'.
Since the 19th - not a single click through sitemach.
Searches for "mysite.com" do not find my index page
or any other pages from my site.
I have written to Yahoo sitemach but no reply yet.
I don't use any Blackhat SEO tricks. However I have a site where I link to this site from all pages.
Perhaps that is it - the linking - .....or perhaps it's because my site is not in Google's search index.
Yahoo is repackaged INK, regardless of what they say. Yahoo has already admitted that INK penalties carry over. if it was new technology as they claim, why the tie-in to INK penalties?
My own site is still there, although I'm afraid to get banned - I've been doing reciprocal links too - but very clean and naturally. Will hope for the best.