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9:37 am on Jun 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Mailed Yahoo about being dumped after the loss of Google results and I'm back today. Thank you Tim, Mike or whoever did the review. I'd actually resigned myself to total banishment and that Yahoo was permanently broken. Not so - I'm back in. Frustrating to say the least but it does look as though Yahoo is getting to grips (slowly) with some of the problems.

Damn - that means the phone will start ringing. I'd got used to being sat here surrounded by bottles of scotch and anti-depressants.

4:58 pm on June 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have also had a couple of sites return over the last week. It's nice to see that they really are working their way through all the emails they received about missing sites.
5:04 pm on June 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Did you email Yahoo with an appeal to get back in? If so, how long did it take. Did they email you and tell you this or did you just find out on your own by searching? I too am just sitting here waiting for them to get to my site. BTW, which anti-depressants work best for you? Xanax is doing the trick for me. He he.
8:24 pm on June 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I would just be happy to see Yahoo Slurp its way through my site once this month. Logs show nothing and pages indexed are all old...
10:54 am on June 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Ok, to answer your question yes I did mail them through the webmasterworld address. My analogy at the time was of some poor little old lady in a broom cupboard marked as 'yahoo reviews department' with a six foot high intray. I don't think I'm far off the mark. It took about a month and a half. I'm not sure they have a grip on the 301 thing yet as they actually listed one of my redirects but hey ho - I'm in again.

If the anti-depressants don't work I have no suggestions. Repeatedly mailing them doesn't work either - they might just drop you to the bottom of the list. I just did it the once, resigned myself to the fact I might never get back in and just got on with life - tis all you can do.

11:01 am on June 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Oh I might add, no they didn't mail to confirm I was back in. Can't see how they could do that really - would just slow the whole process down surely. I just appeared - simple as that.

As I've said before, Yahoo bought up a lot in a short space of time without working out how that whole lot would work as a unit. Basically they're now doing a tidy up I suppose. The decisions were made high up, the engineers have been left to sort it out. Therefore don't expect fast results - they won't happen.

5:05 pm on June 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Let's hope it dosen't take too long for my site to get un-penalized as well

a month and a half you say?

11:55 pm on June 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I just wanted to say don't hold your breath! I e-mailed Yahoo at the Webmaster World address back on MARCH 7 and was told I had a penalty on my site and that I was being referred to the editorial review team to see if the penalty was still warranted. I inquired about the status twice since then and received replies that really didn't tell me anything except that they were working on a new feature for Webmasters to have their sites reviewed. I truly believe my site meets Yahoo's guidelines.
6:55 am on June 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Great. I bet this "new feature" costs money.

what doesn't these days.

2:26 pm on June 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I truly believe my site meets Yahoo's guidelines.

why is everyone still hung up on the idea that a ban can only be for violating catch-all guidelines? there are plenty of posts explaining how Yahoo are taking down sites for other things, unluckily being on a spammed shared IP, the wrong number/ratio of outbound/recipcrocal links and being linked too by a bad nieghbourhood to name but three. The guidlines are little more than a disclaimer enabling them to fend off direct questioning IMHO.

 

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