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Were you guys running Adsense on these sites? Just wondering due to an ongoing conversation with 2 design clients that believe they were recently dropped from Y after adding Adsense to their sites. I don't buy it but I haven't been able to talk them out of the idea. They have some interesting points, but I thought the dual db theory might explain it.
Good backlinks, no shady stuff at all, steady growth in listings over the past 6 months, then suddenly dropped.
Is there any way to tell if a domain is banned, and if so why? This is killing me!
Here's MarketLeap's Yahoo indexed pages for my site at a couple points around the above time frame:
10/20 - 9,000
11/05 - 10,000
11/10 - removed Adsense coincidentally
11/12 - 12,100
11/16 - 9,500
11/21 - 2,200
12/08 - replaced Adsense coincidentally
(today) 12/15 - 1,160
That's a pretty clear indication to me that Yahoo's adding and dropping of thousands of our pages had little to do with the presense of Adsense :)
Anyone have any thoughts why Yahoo would be dropping thousands of pages that were previously indexed?
I think yahoo has the same problem that google has, it's full. Some of the recent messups I've seen at yahoo definitely suggest they are working on something, a while back suddenly they were delivering old indexed stuff for a few days, then it came back. Like they tested something, it totally messed up, they popped in an old index for a few days until they debugged it. Must be hard working on this stuff, big difference between lab testing and real world runs.
We are a reference website, with a forum, and directory.
We are listed in ODP and Google and we have 6000 backlinks.
We don't sell anything, don't optimize, spam, or otherwise do anything to improve our ranking.
Google and MSN loves but Yahoo doesn't ... go figure.
Is there anyway at all to find out if a penalty has been placed on my site for some reason as this is costing us loads in lost revenue?