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Google's indexing them happily, of course.
I too have a new site (which I started only because Yahoo! dropped the other one for some reason)..anyway.. it too has a 40 or so good back links form other (Yahoo! indexed) sites.
Yahoo! got the index page but just does not bother with the rest.
Just to add insult to injury I have all robots blocked except Yahoo! but most of the other search engines visit at least daily and Google (even though it repects the robots.txt) knows all about the site and all the back links to it...
As I said Yahoo! indexing is pathetically slow ...what a pain in the "ии$ Yahoo! is these days..really.
Sadly Y! does seem to be slow in updating content though. My site is 2 years old, been in the index for ages, but page content not been updated for at least a month. As comparison, G is displaying updated/new content within 48hrs. I really like to new Y! .com interface though, hope it comes to the .uk soon!
I have the same problem with a small special-interest site that is two years old. Slurp spidered it regularly up to the end of September and hasn't been seen since. I submitted it to Yahoo some time in the summer. Despite all this, neither Yahoo nor (Ink-based) MSN has ever listed it, even in searches for the domain name. Searching for the domain shows 18 results in Yahoo, all linking to the site, including its DMOZ listing.
The site is small (about 35 pages) and gets a small but steady stream of well-targeted traffic from Google. The new MSN has it thoroughly indexed.
I realise this is an Ink issue, rather than a Yahoo one, but I'd be interested to hear any ideas on why it's being ignored.
My site was doing very good with Yahoo until 3 months ago when I got kicked out from Yahoo for whatever reason. What service would you suggest to get back being indexed, even my home page which has over 800 Yahoo backwards links doesn't exist to yahoo/msn. I do not want to base on CPC, just being indexed would be great. Thanks for your help.
Paying for SiteMatch to get in might resolve the situation. However, after getting in, if you still don't rank for any keywords, then you are definitely penalized.
Until yesterday my site hovered between Pos#2 and #3 for two keywords (2 million results). Today my site is gone from SERPs. 150+ pages are still indexed (that has not changed). Also backlinks dropped from 2100 to 1500 but that is way ahead of competitors.
Site still is in the Y! directory.
I registered in SiteMatch in March 2004. I stopped adding funds end of September. Site still hovered between 2-3 in SERPS. Could there be some penalty now for not funding account?
I don't have another domain, either with duplicate content or on the same host.
The site is hosted by Pair and their servers are usually very reliable - could our site have been down when it was spidered - perhaps - I don't have a good way to check this. The home page is still cached and content looks recent (within last two weeks).
I have had two sites banned. One I used positiontech for (years ago) and the other one not. So I don't really follow the sitematch postion tech arguments of some others here, rather I believe the bans are given for a number of reasons best known to the Yahoo! staff. The reasons are probably as numerous as their editors.
I hope you site comes back soon.
Perhaps someone may be able to throw some light on this oddity?
If Yahoo are still listing old URL's for previously discarded sites and still not following 301 redirects correctly (Tim mentioned that this was a priority in March 2004) how can replacement/updated - sites/pages be listed correctly?
We are still witnessing sites included in Yahoo that:
1. Contain a robots.txt banning all bots
2. Contain robots exclusion tags in every page.
An old site belonging to a client that has been subject to the above for over 6 months (including at one time a 301 redirect) is still listed in Yahoo Search results.
When searching using the company name the old url listing appears first with only:
1. the url
2. more pages link - of which there are none!
3. no snippet of information
The new site/new url was completed and listed some 9 months in the Yahoo directory, but has only one obscure page listed in Yahoo Search!
The new site contains some 30 pages of unique, hand written in context information, site map, correct navigation etc
It has a large number of incoming links.(although Yahoo only show 4)
Only Yahoo has problems listing this site.
Is it because the old url is still listed when it should not be? Does this old listing trip a dulpicate content penalty for the new site even though it should not be listed?
It does make on wonder
It did apeare 3 days ago now its gone again, one thing is for sure Im not paying them again.