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And, are you sure that you've removed all instances of whatever it was that got the site banned?
I know I've read topics here where sites come out of ban only to find themselves in some sort of purgatory. And then slowly, but surely, they come out of that purgatory as times goes on. I have no idea how long purgatory might be in your case.
I'm curious, was the ban lifted in response to some action on your part with Yahoo?
Did I remove anything that could've caused me to be banned in the first place? I plead the fifth on that one. There are other things I've done lately but again, I'm sorry for being so very vague. I'll just have to wait and see what happens I guess and improve what I can from this point on as I've been doing.
joined:Dec 29, 2003
I went to the review page mentioned in the previous post where Yahoo! suggest that you take a unique piece of text from your site put it in quotes and see if the site is returned.
So I tried it and it does indeed come back in the results, also the front page is cached.
I am surprised. It seems that by Yahoos definition the site is not banned, however it does not come up for any reasonable searches (apart form the unique text in quotes case).
I too sent emails to Yahoo! for months and months and had no reply.
So my question; Is this site really, banned or in purgatory? or penalised?
Yahoo somehow hangs on to these bans, despite telling webmaster's the ban has been lifted. And while it's true your site might start ranking for some obscure terms, it's my experience that you won't be seeing rankings for anything important for quite some time, if ever.
That's been my experience with these situations in Yahoo. I tell clients that if you're not married to the domain name, it's easier to ditch it and start new.
A few months went by and eventually our site re-surfaced in the SERPs.
So the moral of the story... if you have cleaned your site up and our in their good graces.. it will come back but you just need to give it A LOT of time... =)
I only see the index page for my site cached, no internal pages at all.
The index page ranks for nothing of any use. Even though it apears in the index I still consider it banned, contrarary to Yahoo!s own statment/test in the resubmisison page..ie..
"To see if your site is in the Index, enter a phrase (5-10 words) unique to the page into the yahoo.com search box. Remember to place the phrase in quotation marks.
If your site does not appear, then most likely your site does not comply with the Content Quality Guidelines. "
I doubt there was ever a ban on the site, there is no reason for there to be one.
What can I do to get listed higher in Yahoo without affecting my Google rankings?