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A page that was confused for my main site's homepage was indexed in its place in INK. It stayed this way when Y! dropped Google, with the serps almost identical to INK. I then dropped all content from it and simply parked the domain. It dropped out of the serps, then came back at the same position on page one as before, but this time with the "Domain parked" snippet.
It seems that there is some type of 'memory' issue, where Y! defaults back to what it was in INK. I think this is related to the imported INK bans that Soapy has mentioned.
This sounds like another issue. My was never banned in Inktomi. The problem that I experienced only arose when Yahoo indexed a directory that linked to my site that used a scripted redirecting link.
I see this as the main issue (not to say that there aren't other issues) because effectively it gives others the ability to destroy reputable sites by linking to them in this manner. In fact I was thinking if I linked to Yahoo using this type of script could Yahoo loose its own ranking on Yahoo?
The reason I think its related is that I did forward this domain to another competitor and it popped up in the serps at #16. I think we are talking two sides of the same coin.
Actually, this could be the case. In my case my pr 4 site was linked from a pr0 page with the redirect link coming from a pr5 site. So it could be not the page with the link that is used to determine the link pr, but instead the pr of the main site where the link originates that is used. If this is true then it will affect more sites because large directories usually have much higher pr's than the sites they link to.
Just checked all my backlinks.
As backlinks I have (wrongly)
2 redirections url from 2 diferents directories to another company, called for exampel companyB.
I havnīt got anything to do with companyB.
As well I have 4 pages from companyB indexed as backlinks for my site.....as if pages were mine, or as if they were linking me, they arenīt.
The funniest, companyB is alive, but these 4 pages seems to be old pages, thereīs no images in them (an x instead of the images), and canīt find them from their homepage. Seems to be memory issue.....
Seems our domain are mixed up.
CompanyB is not penalized.
The directories are not penalized.
And those 2 directories have a lot better ranking than me in google.
CompanyB has same googleranking as me
My sites was out in Ink and it carried over into Yahoo (since Yahoo is just Ink with a bunch more pages and a better algorithm).
I was able to find resolution finally about 6 weeks ago and we were reincluded. It was one of the best days I've had this year. Yahoo is aware of the problem. I hope they get it fixed asap. Best of luck to everyone!
Donīt know if signative, but slurp hasnīt been for my robots.txt for 5 days now.....
Happened to me before, from 22/3 till 6/4 didnīt pass by at all, but on the 6/4 started again going for my robots several times per day, maybe when found strange redirection was banned again?
Hopefully this is good news, next time slurp will come back for my (and yours) homepage hopefully :)
Lets cross our fingers....
slurp came to my new pages last week, they show up when I type in site:http://www.domain.com but vanish when I type site:www.domain.com. Almost zero hits from these pages. What does it mean? Does slurp visit translate to being put in index?
Donīt have a clue, I have almost all my pages when typing site:www......and site:http://www.......
Seems like for some site they save google backup, not to show in serps, but for some reason they keep it.
If youre pages are spidered by slurp, not only robots.txt, supose you will be in serps when actualizing.
My guessings :)
except for one of my backlinks that is another company....cached did work, showed homepage of another company....without any link to my site, more pages from this site didnīt show up.
www.anysearchengine.com/cgi-bin/links/jump.cgi?ID=37507 = backlink of mine, redirection another company.
why is it so dificult to eliminate them?
update really is happening, my site disapeard search for [www....] only found if using only www., update is happening.
In my opinion, bad to say more info from this site, when there arenīt any...confusing for users.
[edited by: helenp at 10:44 pm (utc) on May 7, 2004]
So, how is everyone else faring? This thread seems to have gone quiet so has everyone been re-included to their satisfaction or sitting back watching & waiting?
Just went in to yahoo and they done an big update,
searching for exact titel for an big company I always use for checking.
Searhing for their titel: reviews of vacations, hotels, resorts,
Yesterday on top was an redirection to their site from snipped and guess what.......now on top their is another redirecting from an searchengine to that big company, and rest of results are diferent.
Maybe they fixed one redirection problem and found another, lol
[edited by: DaveAtIFG at 11:20 am (utc) on May 28, 2004]
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