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I specified that the site was listed in the index, but only the home page.
Their response is that the re-review process may take several WEEKS, to check the index to see if my domain is listed (which it is - just the home page), and that they will not communicate with me further.
I've never seen such an odd approach.
Has anybody used their re-review form successfully?
It seems this review form is just a rug pulled over dirt below - something to keep us satisfied or thinking they are doing something when they are not.
Is this really much of a surprise from an engine that wants hundreds of dollars just to consider if your page is worthy of being in their listings?
Though totally inexcusable I agree that its not at all a surprise.
I believe any site such as Yahoo or Google that can have such a huge impact on companies should be regulated to the max! Anything and everything they do that directly effects the money other people make should be closely watched. As far as I know they answer to know one but themselves.
If they are going to screw over sites without recourse I think it is time some one step up and put them back in line!
Took four days and a couple of back and forth e-mails.
staggering on all acounts..that you got back in...that you got a reply..that you found someone willing to exchange correspondence..that you got back in within 4 days when yahoo themselves say it takes months.....
would you care to expand on your statement further?
When I asked why 5000 had become 2, I was told the site was under a penalty and was given the URL of a page which described something akin to Yahoo's "good site" expectations list.
"Your message has been sent to Yahoo! Search Support. Thank you for your review submission. Please note that the re-review process takes several weeks to complete, and you will not receive notified whether your site has been added back into the Yahoo! Search Index. "
... will not receive notified? and these are the morons reviewing our sites?
Our site was removed without just cause - now we have to deal with canned responses and BS forms to remove a ban that shouldnt be in place to begin with.
HOW can someone have such a huge impact on so many people without recourse? WHY are they not being regulated by someone instead of being allowed to run amuck?
Very irritated ...
if a webmaster made a mirror of their site, put .htaccess and robots.txt to keep Google out of the Yahoo site, and Yahoo out of the Google site,
- then to go through this belittling process. That's what i did and it worked for me, but I realize this is not an option for everyone.
Don't even bother contacting Yahoo if you have a site that has commercial or affiliate advertising content.
It doesn't matter if you have other content that is substantial and helpful.
Yahoo is wiping such sites from their index on a regular basis and doesn't let them back in.
Thats a CROCK if its true - that my site was deleted for either of those reasons giving us no recourse - that IS BULL$hit! If they are going to remove a few, or many - to make it a fair level playing ground - they need to delete ALL!
I for one will NEVER deal with anything Y! again!
You can have other VERY useful content...it doesn't matter.
Yahoo apparently handpicks a few sites to allow them to remain in the index, usually large sites (with legal teams) the others...bye bye.
As far as fairness...no it isn't fair. In most cases it's the small sites owned by individuals that are getting burned.
But since they're not a public entity.. they don't have be fair.
AND we as webmasters have the right to choose where we will spend our advertising dollars.
The greatest Internet advertising growth(and potential Yahoo earnings) is from small companies...precisely the market Yahoo is hurting with these willy nilly bans.
Vote with your wallet.
And I know quite a few who beat Yahoo in all their markets. Anecdotal evidence proves nothing. I have a five month old website that ranks #2... right above Keyword.Yahoo.com (#3), but below IndustryLeader.com (#1) for an industry query. What does that mean? Not much, it's anecdotal.
But I'm sure we can come up with a post-theory-theory to explain that away. Let's see... hm.