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Yeterday I lost all my traffic from Yahoo too. Since my website is relatively new and Google does not show it in SERPS yet - sandbox or whatever I rely only on yahoo. So 2 days ago I noticed the traffic is going down to 30-40%, in a few hours yahooslurp comes to my site and is still indexing as I speak. Yesterday I received a few visitors for some keywords I have never received traffic for (and no traffic for my classic keywords) and today 0 traffic.
My site is not even in Yahoo SERPS (looking for domain, site or whatever) - but I see an increase in BL (from 20-30 to almost 200).
I have read this topic and it seems very strange that this is happening to me 2 weeks after the problem first occured. Anyway I see that there is no real answer to that problem so we will keep waiting...
By rollback, not sure what you mean. My sites (also white hat and very simple) have occupied first page positions on Yahoo since 2001, so this is a bit of a nightmare.
Curiously, the new serps, in my area at least, have two or three quality sites getting multiple first page postions, and then rest of the results are really not quality at all.
The SERPS are now either garbage - or highly undemocratic ;-)
Now I just upgrades the site (template, arrangement of content on the page). Could it be that Yahoo sees the information as brand new?
I guess the first thing I need to do is determine what exactly is the problem, then correct the problem, then apologize to Yahoo for violating their policy and ask to be reinstated. The problem is where to begin?
2 years ago I once had 3 of my sites banned from Google for a known violation - participation in a links farm, and they soon reinstalled my sites after I removed the offending links farm stuff and apologized.
Regarding the topic of this thread, it's been good but one thing that may not have been considered is that on any given day Yahoo is doing twelve tests on the serps which may account for the different serps you may have seen.
Additionally, Yahoo has a daily crawl which results in the addition of new content plus refreshing of new content- on a daily basis.
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