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Yahoo wrote that their re-review process takes several weeks, and they could not give specific details about the reasons for penalization.
They also wrote that the site does not comply with Yahoo!'s Content Policy Guidelines:
Every time I make updates to my site that I feel should put my site in compliance with their guidelines I re-submit. The responses are usually the same but sometimes vary slightly.
[edited by: tedster at 7:58 pm (utc) on May 17, 2005]
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Exactly - they dont have any intentions of adding you or I or anyone that has been banned. To some extent theyd have to admit they were wrong and they are never going to do that.
My site(s) have been scraped and duplicated to beat hell since I have ranked in the top 10 in Google for nearly 3 years. Every unethical trick you can think of to take advantage of our hard work has been done.
Now Y! wants to remove us for something someone else has done. IF it wasnt the scapers it was our competitors spamming support against us. We are 100% in compliance with those Y! deletion guidelines, yet we have no listing other than our index page which wont come up in any search!
Tough luck for us I reckon.
If a site has been penalized br yahoo and banned, tell me why is the robot keeps on crawling the site. By the way, it is possible to get back in yahoo if penalized. Fix and clean your site and it will get back on. They claim to have a real person to review not if a site has bee banned. You should be really scared if inktomi slurp stop coming. Be patiient and clean up your site. After all, Yahoo is not the only search engine out there.
Enter the following:
If ONLY your homepage comes up, you've been penalized.
I've been reading these forums for a while and these are the most common reasons for a penalty:
Too much Affiliate content (how much is too much? no one knows!)
Excessive cross linking with another site
Other SEO techniques like doorway pages, different content for spider versus visitor, etc.
It appears that a site wide penalty may be triggered automatically when your site passes some threshold, making your pages suddenly disappear from the index
Some people report that SOME penalties go away automatically when they "clean up" their site.
Others had a penalty lifted after contacting Yahoo.
Others say that once you have a site penalty it's an uphill battle to get re-included i.e.
You're Guilty until you can prove yourself innocent.
AND you need to find someone at Yahoo who will listen,
since most could care less and just send you back the standard email blurb.
As far as too much affiliate content, you are also off target there too. It's not that it's affiliate content that is the issue, it's just that the content is crap. By crap I mean that it is not original content, i.e. it's just a FEED... or worse.
It makes me cringe everytime someone posts asking why Slurp doesn't like their new website, because the post usually starts like this: "I uploaded 5,000 web pages two weeks ago, Slurp came around, but I don't see any of the pages in the results Is Slurp broken?"
Gimme a break.
Any decent search engine is going to filter your five thousand pages of duplicate non-informational content and make sure it never sees the light of day.
Of course, to every rule there is always an exception.
By the way Yahoo has only been using itís own index algo for about a year. It was previously supplied by Google with a few Yahoo changes. I was in it for years.
On "store" I am restricted to what I can change, on "site" I can be creative. There is only one link on all pages from "store" to "site", while I have rebuilt the navigation panel of "store" on all "site" pages
Google seems happy with my cross linking, but no other search engine. Should I abandon "site" for SEO?
Fastest way, buy a new domain and host site on a different i.p address. Also, change wording of site significantly so other search engines won't see site as duplicate content. Then reupload and start acquiring links all over.
Yes, sadly it seems Y! can totally distroy established sites/companies at will without any recourse - this is a tragedy! When companies like Y! and Google can have so much impact on companies - they need to be regulated and held to higher standards!