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I cannot see my own site in yahoo serps

while everybody else can!



1:44 am on Aug 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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weird: there are lot of ppl coming to my site from Yahoo search, entering different keywords and phrases (that I DO target for, btw). My stats program shows which page of results they are coming from, it is always 1-2 page (well, based on the amount of visitors it gotta be smth close to the beginning LOL).

But whenever I go to yahoo myself to check the same phrases, or click on that same page of results they are coming from, I never can see myself... even among the first 500 results! I mean NEVER! It looks like I don't exist in yahoo. Whole world sees my site in the results, except me! People are coming to my site from yahoo all over the world, and looks like I am the only one who cannot see my own site in the results! What am I missing here?

I thought it could be different datacenters or old out-of-date results that I am seeing, or that they are seeing... But no, this is going on over TWO MONTHS already!


10:48 am on Aug 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Try dumping your temp internet files and cookies. I have had this happen before and deleting cookies mysteriously fixes it! That will work - guaranteed!


2:16 am on Aug 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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logout from your yahoo account and delete all cookies and temp internet files


5:44 pm on Aug 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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For the last 4-5 weeks (recent yahoo update) our site shows top five results on most of the keeywords in most of country based results like india, australia, uk com; altavista; overture and cnn but on US yahoo.com results comes up on page 3 to 5. www.site.com on US yahoo shows 1350 results with a yahoo search directory listing also. on few keywords it still comes up on page 1 on US yahoo. On US yahoo.com it shows same results as contry based yahoo results 4-5 a days for few seconds or minutes or until I clean cache and temp files. Does this mean that the site is penalized.

I have cleaned all explorer files like cache and tmp but still yahoo.com doesnot show what contry based and other yahoo affiliates show.


6:30 pm on Aug 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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it may be that the yahoo datacenters are not in synch yet. I've experience this during times when yahoo is updating. it does eventually get sychronized.


6:43 pm on Aug 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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thanks renee. It has been a month now and I'm not sure whether yahoo country results, overture and cnn which are almost similar right now or yahoo US will be shown after the update/synchronization.


12:12 pm on Aug 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi sunnyk!

from here, Italy, it's very difficult to check yahoo.com serp.

I see the serp results of months ago...
To check my real serp first I use an anonymizer browser ( ex www.anonymizer.com).

But the strange fact is that I get different results using different browsers or office locations.

I think that Yahoo uses several differents databases and it will take time to allineate all of them......


11:48 pm on Aug 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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In my case, it were cookies and temp files. I cleaned my cache and cookies and now I can see my site! Thanks guys for your help ;)

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