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Banned from Yahoo but not Image Search?

     
4:55 pm on Apr 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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My site was banned from Yahoo shortly after they dropped Google( for having some Affiliate content) but I've been seeing unusual behavior:

Slurp usually just crawls robots.txt and the Homepage...but then every once in a while will grab another page. They never make it into the index though...

Doing a "site:mydomain.com" search on Yahoo shows only my homepage. But if I do the same search on Yahoo images it comes up with a dozen or so images from other parts of my site.
AND... I get hits from Yahoo image search to these images!

Anyone have a similar experience?
BTW, I've given up ever getting back into the Yahoo index even though we are an established (over 4 years old)site with LOTS of very useful content that Google ranks very well, including a large (>4000 member) Wigeting, widget and current event message board with tens of thousands of pages of useful content.

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12:04 pm on Apr 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hmmm... so maybe my experience is unique.

One other thing...
All but one of the images in Yahoo Image search are accessed through a perl script.
Strange.

2:16 pm on Apr 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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On a couple of my sites most of the referrals are from image searches even though there is plenty of text. I would say they are penalized.

Here's one site's Referrer Report.

reqs: site
----: ----
29: images.google.com/
29: images.search.yahoo.com/
28: search.yahoo.com/
28: search.msn.com/
25: www.google.com/
12: www.altavista.com/
10: pictures.ask.com/

"site:mydomain.com" search on Yahoo shows 487 pages.
"site:mydomain.com" search on Yahoo images shows 238 images.
"site:mydomain.com" search on Google shows 304 pages.
"site:mydomain.com" search on Google images shows 142 images.

Here's another site's Referrer Report.

reqs: site
----: ----
71: search.msn.com/
30: images.google.com/
8: images.google.fr/
7: images.google.it/
7: images.google.com.mx/
5: images.google.co.uk/
5: images.google.ca/
4: search.msn.it/
4: www.google.com/
4: images.google.nl/

"site:mydomain.com" search on Yahoo for this site shows 0 pages.
"site:mydomain.com" search on Yahoo images shows 0 images.
"site:mydomain.com" search on Google shows 20,200 pages.
"site:mydomain.com" search on Google images shows 543 images.

Yahoo and Google trust the sites are giving the correct image even though they don't trust the text.

2:35 pm on Apr 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yes, I have had the exact experience over many sites. Yahoo, (and google, it seems), definitely have left banned sites within the image search.
 

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