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A new site with a prviously unregistered domain is new to me so I won't be offended if anyone says "so what", "of course they found you - Yahoo is thirsty for new blood" etc.
Many times webmasters do not realize that running toolbar(s) is all it takes for your site to have bots crawling all over it whether you are submitting (does anyone still do that?), being linked to, or promoting in any other way..
This was unfortunate because I didn't know this would happen. I was slowly developing my site and it went several months with out an update and no inbound links. Google must think it's spam because it got tossed into the Supplemental index. The past few months I've done a lot of work on this site but it still struggles in all the search engine's SERPs.
Funny thing is, there are about 70 pages total, not a single advertisement, no Adsense, no affiliate links, just pure content. I guess it shows how important inbound links are, without them I guess you get labeled as spam.
I have no doubt it came via Whois and was surprised and not sure whether I should be impressed with Yahoo. My experience with previous sites is Yahoo is slow to crawl and slow to index but once it does it is steady and the results stable.
Thanks for your thoughts.