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What I cannot understand is why no SEO's are offering a service of getting banned sites re-included in Yahoo. There are so many banned sites, an SEO company could make a killing out of this!
So if you do offer this service, send me a sticky!
Surely most do. Isn't it part of the job?
Theres a lot of confusion around since many people clasify their site banned when they are not. They are victims of bugs in the yahoo serps or suffering from an algo affect, this has nothing to do with banning or appealing.
lufc1955 your timescale is interesting. You speak like you got back in a while ago which would make the 6 months you mentioned being before the google switch. Im not saying you werent banned and it wasnt unbanned after the switch but some clarification would be handy.
What I cannot understand is why no SEO's are offering a service of getting banned sites re-included in Yahoo.Since Yahoo is the only entity that can decide what sites to ban... An SEO could review your site and suggest reasons for a ban and suggest an email address where you could request a site review.
Or you could follow Yahoo_Mike's recent suggestions in message 4 here [webmasterworld.com].
Regarding SEO's what they could do is research Yahoo's rules, take notes from sites that have been banned, and one's that have been re-inluded, and then after collecting all of the informtion, getting paid to go through a company's site with a fine comb to see where the problems are, and to advise on changes that need to be made to ge the site re-included.
By The way I Know that our site is banned, Yahoo have told us that much.
With our site, everything was fine (well average with decent rankings) until we started a Site Match account and spent £500! Everything was great for the first few operational days, very high ranking under our keywords, loads of feedback and so on, and then suddenly, overnight, every single page dissapeared. And that's the situation still with £300 odd clicks still left in our account, but impossible to use!
I've heard from a credible source, that there will not be an appel process installed, but rather a programme that will re-include a banned site after it has passed a certain automated test. i.e. if the correct changes are done to a site after being banned, it will be re-included. Any one else heard rumours?
I've heard from a credible source, that there will not be an appel process installed, but rather a programme that will re-include a banned site after it has passed a certain automated test. i.e. if the correct changes are done to a site after being banned, it will be re-included.Yahoo has been inviting site review requests since they deployed YST in March, via email. Reports as to the effectiveness of these reviews have been mixed. The review process is unlikely to be automated IMHO.
It just shows you that you can get back in. Not sure if this was a fluke or not.
Our site was banned as soon as Yahoo switched from Google results. I was guessing at 6 months. I sent an email to Yahoo as soon as the address appeared on this forum. Our site was reinstated about 3 weeks ago and gradually more pages are appearing in the index. I never found out the reason for the ban... I just got the standard reply from Yahoo saying that our site had been banned but they gave no reasons. I made no fundamental changes to our site ... so I am guessing that Yahoo had banned us in error and they have since changed their algo. So.. it seems there is hope.
doubtful. There was a huge thread in here a few months back by a "clean site", that had some of the worst content on it cloaked that I had ever seen.
Throw the sites root in for paid inclusions - that will trigger a hand review. Pretty cheap insurance.
A client was banned from Yahoo. So I started a fresh domain and it was pulling in great traffic. My client without consulting me started paid inclusion. The end result was my site was killed, the paid inclsuion was accepted and their traffic is a tenth of what I was delivering.
This happened about 2.5 months ago after we started to steadily crawl up the rankings. Looks like someone manually looked at our site and decided to make us unfindable.
The only pages remaining (out of 400+) are ones with hardly any competition such as "travel to Sri Lanka" where we still exist and have decent serps. But phrases for such things as "travel to Paris" are totally gone....
Brett I will have to disagree with you on this one unless it comes down to the spam redirect sites hurting the sites that were in Y!. I paid for sitematch, tried to submit free, advertised in the directory, and tried just about everything and still have no clue to why my site is banned in Yahoo.