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I have several sites that do well on other search engines but yahoo just won't crawl.
We are in Dmoz and have been for about 1.5years now, other sites like google have liked us but yahoo just won't link.
Is there a page or an email so i can contact them?
joined:May 31, 2004
We do our best to abide by all rules and just can't figure out why we are not listed or even why google dropped us too.
After 4 years of having top ranked sites, it is just confusing our staff as to why we just can't get into yahoo or get ranked in google any longer.
i send the email and hope it works for us soon.
I hope they will let us know what needs to be changed in order to get listed if they feel we do not have the correct site designs.
They said they don't know why. But fix it.
So.... I will not do yahoo or worry about listing in them anymore. Way too much trouble. I also think I will go back and search through google to buy stuff etc. instead of yahoo like I was.
People just don't understand, the webmasters they effect are also half the "clickers" of paid listings.
The worst part, I bought two brand new domains and guess what... they said they were blocked from past owners and that it will take at least 3 months after i make the site to get looked at for a possible entry to yahoo search.
Pretty nasty if you ask me.
In that case, it's harder to try to get the domain back in than it is to build a new site.
Instead of buying expired domains, I'd buy brand new ones and get as many links to them as quickly as possible, with good anchor text.
But, they were blocked yahoo says.
We didn't buy from an expired domain company, just bought it regular.
essentially, your site has been reviewed and its treatment in the Yahoo! index is appropriate.
OK, that's fine. But my question is why is my site treated this way? Even if I am at fault and will never be reinstated, it would be nice to know how I have transgressed so i learn and don't make the same mistake twice.
[edited by: DaveAtIFG at 8:59 pm (utc) on Sep. 9, 2004]
If you have a site doing well in G - but confirmed as "penalized for life" in Y - you *might* consider building a domain with duplicate content, and blocking gBot et al from it (in your robots.txt) - basically a new domain that is only for the Yahoo search engine.
Of course you will have to acquire independent links for it, etc - but still better than no Yahoo traffic at all.
[edited by: DaveAtIFG at 7:13 pm (utc) on Sep. 11, 2004]
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how can i find out if my site is "penalized for life" all pages in google none in yahoo
One of the most unfortunate is the "inherited" penalties from Inktomi.
Whats really unfortunate and rather CROOKED is that it seems if you did not renew your PFI and buy into sitematch - you were put onto a do not index list!
EVERY site I had PFId vanished! ALL others (similar sites) are still indexed! If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, its probably a duck!
AND yes sending email to yahoo is a waste of time! IF and let me emphasize IF you get a response it WILL be inadequate!