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I dont violate a single guideline, yet while top 3 in google for numerous queries, my main page is not in top 1000 for anything in Yahoo, including my unique title.
Several hundred pages that link to me are in the results, though.
Hyperlinks intended to help people find interesting, related content, when applicable
Basically by optimising or trying to optimise your link strategies for Google etc, its likely that you will fall foul of Yahoo.
joined:Dec 9, 2001
No matter how good your "unique and original content of genuine value" is, it's vulnerable to capricious banning and you'll never know why.
It's interesting to note that "What Yahoo! Considers Unwanted" includes "Pages dedicated to directing the user to another page." That's ironic, coming from an entity whose entire reason for being is to direct users to other pages.
That's the one positive I see with yahoo. I'm sure the ones that rule the roost with google feel it's their god-given right to dominate yahoo serps also, but the surfing public does'nt need another google clone IMO.
They break about 4 or 5 rules.
Oh wait a second - dont Yahoo own this certain shopping engine.
Any comments from Yahoo?
Bad news for themselves too:-
[search.yahoo.com...] (4,660,000 results!)
Same here, my cash cow directory, portal type sites run well anywhere but Y! Whereas my low commercial content sites are indexed and returned well there.
Y! seems to try some serious distinction to G, maybe as a balance to their own stuff ;-)
Pages in great quantity, automatically generated
Pages dedicated to directing the user to another page
Pages using methods to artificially inflate search engine ranking
I 'artificially inflate' my rankings on search engines by adding alt tags, keyword density, meta tags, inbound links etc. So if we look like we've tried to make our site search engine friendly the big search engine spider will eat us? So this whole forum should be banned then as it lists ways to 'artificially inflate' rankings - yes?
Multiple sites offering the same content ....
... Pages that have substantially the same content as other pages ...
I sell many products that other people sell. So only ONE website can sell a certain product or give information about an organisation or give a tutorial on a subject? Well, I sure hope that one website will be me .....
Excessively cross-linking sites to inflate a site's apparent popularity ... Pages that use excessive pop-ups ... Sites with numerous, unnecessary virtual hostnames ... Pages built primarily for the search engines ... Pages that seem deceptive, fraudulent
Pages that provide a poor user experience