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We have a site with a lot of incoming affiliate links that all result in 301 redirects to final landing pages on our site.
Could that cause a ban on our site and is there anything we could/should do to make sure we (and most importantly our affiliates) don't have problems with Yahoo crawler?
Well it seems Yahoo still gets confused by redirects, but I realized what happened in at least one case. I had a domain parked at GoD****.com redirecting to another domain, but 'masking' was checked. I have since stopped all redirects, but the parked domain is now where the real site should be for a few keywords. Its #3 for one with the title "Coming Soon" and the snippet is:
"www.example.com coming soon! This page is parked FREE at GoD@@@@.com! Domain Names & Transfers. Enter a domain name: www. . com. .net . org . info . biz . us . ws. FREE with every domain: Change of Registration. Parked Page. Domain Locking"
Its funny except for the lack of traffic and the fact that the real domain only comes up now by doing a search for the domain, and if you put the domain in quotes without thee'www', it pulls the parked domain.
My sites have been removed from Yahoo just like others. I have two national top rated sites
I am looking at the content quidelines and wonder where to start. I, like others, believe my sites are clean. But I realize I need to do something to get back in.
What is the most likly reason to be banned. Is it
1. excessive keywords repetition
2. domain interlinking
3. link exchange with other sites.
4. other reason?
One of my client's was recently dropped by Yahoo. The site in question has no history of problems with Ink or Google so a penalty is unlikely.
I have two scenario's that I wonder if you could help with:
(1) Our express submission services with Ink recently dropped.
(2) Last month I set up a 301 re-direct from the .com to the primary .co.uk domain
Any thoughts or advice appreciated.
Do you have an update on when the 301 Redirect bug will be fixed? Back on April 3rd, you stated that a fix is coming out soon and to be patient. I'm still patient ;) but I was hoping to get a guesstimate on how much longer we should expect to wait before a fix ripples through the Yahoo index.
Among many many other examples, I've got a good deal of looksmart.com 301 redirects to my site that are appearing in SERPs. My site is a high-quality vendor directory so alot of commercial, academic and government sites deep link into sections of the directory. Currently those links appear in the search results as residing on the referring domain's web site, which misleads visitors and makes it difficult to track referrals from Yahoo.
For me it seems that it can be the only logical explanation fr disappearing from the SERPS.
One reason I say this is that we have a lot of internal 301's that go from a .htm to a .shtml with the same content (unique to each page) but mainly because I have seen occurences of domains I own which were purchased at Network Solution but have never been hosted anywhere not have they ever been live show up in the SERPS occassionally with my main site's title, description etc.
The reason for this i can only conclude is I use Network Solutions forwarding solution from some of the inactive domains to my main site.
Now for us it has been exactly 21 days sinc we disappeared from the index, and s of course we are affected by Y!, Av, and MSN.
Should I start making changes and if so what, has Y! given any updated statement as to when this problem might be solved?
Would internal 301's be causing the same problem as the external ones like I described above with Network Solutions.
I have no problem removing the forwarding from Network Solutions but if this is a Y! problem I do not want to start making changes in case it confuses Y! even more about my site.
I am using a 301 redirect from all www links to links without the www. In fact I have a url rewrite rule to redirect everything from [mysite.com...] to [mysite.com...] - this would include the robots.txt
The reason for this was that I got tired of requesting link partners who used the www in my link to remove the www - I figured that the permanent redirect would solve my problems.
I have my site included in the yahoo directory, the yahoo directory does not seem to allow urls without the www though, so the www version is present in the yahoo directory.
My yahoo webrank for www.mysite.com is 2 and my yahoo webrank for mysite.com is 6.
I have my main page url in overture sitematch, on 12th May, the report shows that I received around 30 hits for my keyword, it shows my rank at #10 on this day, but no hits before or after that one day. I have observed the Overture reports from April to June and the only day my account has received any clicks is on that one day of 12th May. I have confirmed from my access logs that the hits on this day have come from yahoo search for my keywords as reported by the sitematch report. I had not made any particular changes on this day that I can relate to having improved my rankings for a brief period.
Now, when I search in yahoo for mydomain.com or www.mydomain.com the first result is mydomain.com - this is good. But when I click on "More Pages from this site" Only one page the main page without the www is shown. The cache shows the latest version of the page.
I have a few subdomains that are linked to from the main site. If I search in yahoo for subdomain.mydomain.com and click on "More Pages from this site" for my subdomain, I find over 3500 pages in my subdomain listed!
The subdomains have different content from the main domain and do not employ any redirection. But even they do not receive any traffic from yahoo. They do however get traffic from google.
I find that the slurp crawler visits mydomain.com regularly, about once everyday, and the yahoo cache is updated - this may be because of my inclusion in sitematch but why are my other pages on my main site not being indexed. Why my site never shown in yahoo results even though it has a webrank of 6 and enjoys top listing in google. More importantly, why did it show in yahoo results for a breif perioid on 12th May? Could it have anything to do with the redirection?
These questions have been troubling me over the past several weeks and now I am glad that I can share with other webmasters. One other piece of the puzzle is that my site is like an article directory that webmasters can submit related articles which I later approve if relevant. This would cause my site to have duplicate content as the same authors would submit their articles to multiple sites and they usually have their own sites with their article already published.
Please Help with your comments and suggestions.
Thanks in Advance,