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Topics or Questions for Pubcon Panel?



3:39 pm on Oct 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I am starting to put together my presentation(s) for Pubconference and curious as to any topics people would like me to talk about. I have a bunch of ideas already but maybe there are some things that I have not thought of that may be interesting to discuss.

I will preempt WG's request for me to talk about 301s and 302s in Yahoo Search - I will cover that...

Please sticky me or reply below. Looking forward to seeing everyone in Vegas.


3:40 pm on Dec 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have 6 sites. 4 listed with PTech for Ink. 2 of those 4 on DMOZ and Y directories for years. Couldn't afford Site Match .30 cent CPC when Y ended the Ink PFI, would have been $300 daily. When last site expired, all 4 were dropped. 4 months later and I'm no where on Y serps except with index page that doesn't rank (just this week). My other 2 sites totally unaffected on Y. This is what I hoped Tim was going to address, on page one of this thread. Inclusion to exclusion;(


7:47 pm on Dec 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yes there does seem to be a block of many domains that were involved in the old Ink PFI programs. Some pages of a site may slip into Yahoo ranked poorly but the vast majority of the pages of the domain are blocked from inclusion. Invariably the mention of PT seems to surface in many of the complaints.


8:39 pm on Dec 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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My site has been in Y! directory for years, I have never done PFI and I'm still suffering from a bogus ban. As has been mentioned many times, there are just too many examples to disprove that this is just PT or PFI issue.

Tim said they were working on it and told me to give them 30 days. I figure I give them til New Years, then start asking again.

I also recall a mention of more help from Yahoo regarding determing the status or cause of a ban. Anybody else rember that, or was that just wishful thinkng brought on 4 days of sleep deprivation and a lack of caffiene?


9:03 pm on Dec 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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My example was of just one class that seemed to be incurring bans. The mention of PT seem to reoccur within that class. There are a variety of sites experincing bans, penalties not mentioned in the Guidelines as I said in earlier posts. All I'm saying is I've seen the same promises made for fixes since since March.


10:07 pm on Dec 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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well....i have read all the relevant stuff and have to say i have no idea what this new inclusivness means...yes there are several interpretations but thats just what they are....if people have to interpret what they believe it means then it must be no more than a smokescreen. Why would they suddenly decide IINK penalties are no longer relevant but all other penalties are.


4:46 am on Dec 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Why does slurp deep spider but the pages never make it to the index?

I have a site that only has 23 pages indexed but slurp spiders deep every day for over 6 months? The site has at least 5,000 pages. It has a pr5 in google if that makes any difference? and the home page is #1 for a popular 1 word shopping keyword on yahoo. Yet only 23 pages indexed?

I guess I should be happy about the 23 pages but was wondering why not more? Not that I'm greedy or anything.... HAHA!


6:05 pm on Dec 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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This thread was about topics and questions for the panel last month. So anything posted beyond that date is technically off topic. A number of posts and questions here would make great topics of discussions by themselves. So maybe it's time to close this thread and start some new discussions. ;)
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