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>>>>Or what does it mean?
I'm afraid that all evidence points to that. I have only one site that displays this phenomenon and has been doing so for almost a year now.
It is also the only site of mine ever to receive a penalty from Yahoo which it has been carrying for almost two years. Considering it was a programming error I think a two year ban is a little harsh but hey, what do I know .........
The home page is listed twice, but so is a sub-page. Searching for terms on these pages brings up reasonable results, so I am not sure if it is a penalty or not. I can't see how I have been given a penalty at all except that we had two domains pointing to the same site - one domain has now been set up differently to frame the other domain. Possible duplicate content - however, crawling should remove older pages and the duplicate should disappear. No other engine seems to have a problem indexing the site.
Slurp still crawls the site regularly - usually every day, so it does not seem to have a problem pulling pages from the site.
The extra sub-page listed will change every now and again - so one week I have index.html and page1.html, next week I may have index.html and page2.html.
I have changed the frame to a 301 redirect and we will see what happens in the coming months.
So, I am not saying it is not a penalty just that with all the problems Y! is having it may well be only an error.
By the way I have an honest content site that was banned by Yahoo! when they switched over results at the begining of last year.
I decided to start from scratch and make a Yahoo! only version of the site.
Since doing that I have seen varying numbers of the pages in the index and at the moment I see only 3. Really pathetic after all the work I put in.
Anyway.. maybe one day Yahoo will get it together.
The only positive I can say about the Yahoo! index is that it is very stable (static) and in an ever changing world sometimes thats nice.....;)
yes, the URLs are identical. yes, the site is banned. Maybe by putting the index page in twice, that is Y's signal that the site is banned.
I even closed my account with the directory and asked them to get my site out of there. They closed my account but my site is still in the directory.
Have you tried writing them or the re-inclusion request? It really does sound like a penalty to me.
Sites that have good inbound links will naturally have lots of pages listed. If your site is being spidered but only has a few pages listed, it clearly indicates a problem.
I started a brand new domain with very similar name.
Rewritten the whole and got about 50 good qualily links from other sites also listed in Yahoo!
I have no back links from my other sites.
I only allow Yahoo! in there no other Spider.
Google knows about the whole site and lists all the pages but without content of course.
I wrote to Yahoo! a number of times about the original and never received a reply.
The original site is in the Y! directory.
The new site has the index page and two others in the index. but does not rank for anything much.
a couple of months ago Yahoo! had got about six pages in total now it is down to two/three.
I have ensured deep linking in some of the back links.
I don't really know what else I can do?
This improvement was after a month of frantic activity on the part of Slurp.
Anyway I have still to rank on my keywords that is maybe due to my own crap optimization or (hopefully) Yahoo! takes a while to catch up a make the page content searchable.