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I changed all my pages n the last two weeks, I rewrote all my pages in the last months, and I uploaded those in the last two weeks. Could it be that 1) they are updating my site and recrawling it or 2) They really don't like the new pages or 3) They think that changing so much pages is suspicious?
Anyway, I also seen that in a lor of areas a lot of ODP clones have emerged, so meybe the update is not over and those site will go further back in the serps as other sites are indexed and put in the serps.
I have added a little more SEO tricks for MSN. I have put my keyword to bottom of the page and made it bold, and i have changed my keywords in my title. i don't think that i have abused SEO. I have still got some keywords ranking on first page but i have lost the best performing ones.
site:mydomain.com returns 39,400 (it is about ~250.000 in Google)
I have also noticed that my backlinks were doubled (it was around 50.000 in Yahoo, now 101.000)
well, if multiple pages appear for a site: search in yahoo you're not banned per say, perhaps the algo shifted and you need to re-(or de-)optimize.
Yes, thatís what we have been thinking. For a long time now itís been easy to spot a penalized site, just type in the domain and if all you get is the home page, your out, and the prospects of coming back have been next to zero. Recently we are seeing an across the board drop of 30 to 40 places for an entire site, for all key words. Iíll take the drop, over the dreaded penalty any day.
Perhaps we are seeing a kinder, gentler Yahoo?
Why your penalized, would make for a very good thread, because using an algorithm to penalize and reduce entire sites to just their home page, is a bit extreme especially given the near impossibility of getting back in. The other interesting question is why do they leave the home page in the index, whatís the point of that?
Perhaps its yahoo's way of saying "yes we know about that site, but no we don't want to index it" (and in this case "this is why we don't want to index it")
What if the site: search returns the homepage with description and all other pages URL only with no description and no cache? Penalty?
Hard to believe it is penalized, if it indeed is.
This is my exact situation right now.
I've sent in a reinclusion request, Yahoo confirmed the site is under penalty. For what? I don't know.
why do they leave the home page in the index, whatís the point of that?
When Google bans a site, it's out of the index and for anyone searching for your domain name in Google, it does not exist.
The point in the way Yahoo does it is that while your site may be banned, it doesn't mean it no longer exists. It still exists and for someone searching for your site Yahoo will return it. Make sense?
It was suggested, I'm pretty sure, to Yahoo by one of the WebmasterWorld mods.
"I got an idea, let's turn this into a directory, people love directories! There's....oh, no, there are no directories that are popular at all..." Or maybe it was, "Geesh, the algo is not looking that good, maybe if we hand select some popular searches no one will really notice". Either way, does not instill much confidence in the engineers - if you cant score widgets what makes you think you can score the other millions of terms actually searched?
I hope the interns hand picking the serps take a peek at the ones they hard coded years ago - we have some personal favorites here, like a page scoring on a popular term for 3+ years that says last updated 1994!
On a more serious note, I hope yahoo is not throwing in the towel. The serps have not changed in some time (no major overhaul), except for their hand crap. I know as webmasters, we were all hoping for some competition in natural/organic search or it is gonna be all google all the time...
It's hilarious to see the completely different SERPS from 6-10 and the exactly the same as before ones from 1-5. Obviously 1-5 are pegged, and the ones below are "organic". So funny.
The SERPs I am seeing are completely and totally and utterly different from what was before, it's not the same search engine, it's that radical of a difference.