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Our site did not even show up in Yahoo even if you put in our domain name despite it being an established site with hundreds of good quality links. Since Yahoo started displaying its own results we could not be found and I had it confirmed from Yahoo by email that we had been banned, although they did not say why. We now are back in but I won't shout about it until its been there a little longer!
edit to clarify - had been 10th-15th for months, yesterday or the day before went to 1st-3rd, now nowhere. cached page shows a page that hasn't been up for months.
Also, I noticed there are many totally irrelevant results, I mean just wrong, not even related to the original search, yet our results are gone.
Doing a "site:www....." shows that we have over 450 pages listed, but they just are not showing up in the serps.
Wish they would get their act together....
joined:July 19, 2002
Is it possible Yahoo is trying to cool off competition for their travel biz?
Not from what I'm seeing, unless you're a 3rd party affiliate reseller, which most travel sites are. I think this update has done wonders for travel agent sites offering a genuine service.
It seems yahoo have managed to clear a load of affiliate nonsense from their serps - No prizes for guessing I'm happy with this update.
They seem to have cleared up the problem identified with redirects as some old errors no longer appear for link:http://www.ourdomains.
What do you base your statement on?
We still are in Yahoo serps.... just way down in the lists. They certainly have not banned us just relegated us to the bottom. A site:www.company.com search brings up over 400 pages in Yahoo
We are also travel sites.
At first we were apparently penalised, pages still in for search on url but nowhere in SERPS then we dissappeared totally. The UK site has just come back for url search but the AU site is nowhere to be seen for url search...
The reason: pages are popping up from a clients site which were taken down from the site approx 3 - 4 months ago!
Old pages, in new SERPS?
Can I ask again: is this Site Match submissions finally showing up as they should, or 'free submit'/spidered content without PFI which everyone is seeing appear in the SERPS?
Most of my terms went like this: from 10th-15th to 1st-3rd and now nowhere to be found. Anybody else have this happen? =/
Same here. I have a site that was ranking #3 for my most desirable keyword phrase that moved up to #1 on Monday August 9th. On the next day, the site vanished from the Yahoo index. This is an established site with plenty of quality backlinks that has always ranked well in Google, Yahoo and MSN.
It does not look like the site got hit with a penalty as Slurp continues to hammer the site daily.
The UK site history of Yahoo inclusion:
the site is new and only just open to the search engine spiders June/July 04. It appeared in the Yahoo! search listings following 2 visits by slurp as follows:
First hit, at 2004-07-17 19:00:37 GMT+0 was to check our robots.txt to ensure it was allowed to spider us.
Second hit, 2004-07-17 19:01:33 GMT+0 was to the home page.
On 21st July 6,710 pages were returned for www.ourdomain.co.uk and then the site disappeared and returned to the listings with ~70 pages last week ( 13th, 14th Aug).
The old redirected pages have also gone from Yahoo listings.
But the Australia .com site has not been re-listed.
If you really need them just check your log files there are a ton of them in there.