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Search Referrals from last 30 days:
Google - 90,009
MSN - 2,602
AOL - 1606
YAHOO - 287 (or 0.29% of search traffic)
And of those 287, about 240 are searches for the domain name basically itself.
I see no suggestions on yahoo I've been banned on Y or anywhere else (ie, siteadvisor) for that matter.
Yahoo SiteExplorer shows that I have 0 index pages, 0 crawled pages, 0 known pages, 0 anything except for domains linking in (1,867)
However, going to [siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com,...] Yahoo is showing 7,267 results for my site.
How can it show 7,267 results in one place, 0 in another?
Am I unwittingly blocking Yahoo's Slurp? (I don't see anything on robots or htaccess to suggest it, though I do have IP's blocked) Am I banned but dont know it? Am I violating some content guideline?
I'm also in the Yahoo directory a handful times too for what its worth
Any thoughts on this or what I can do about it would be appreciated!
I was fishing for some answers. I too have seen several long established and high ranking sites drop to the second or third page.
Two of these sites are industry leading and seem to carry an authority status with G, but rank poorly in Yahoo.
I am obviously looking for a common thread which is why the affiliate site question was raised. Not having worked very hard for Y rankings in last couple of years, I have a renewed interest to understand the Y algo.
Rank extremely well in google.
Page three or worse in yahoo.
I get very little search traffic from Yahoo! and it blows my mind...it HAS to be some sort of crazy penalty. I'm almost paranoid enough to think it has to do with my Google Adsense ads...
For my site, Yahoo correctly references only the new location for pages that have been 301'ed in recent weeks when searching for "unique text in content" site:example.com
Some time ago, to prevent duplicate indexing, we disallowed indexing of URLs that include a query string or reference a method. When searching for "text in title" site:example.com on pages that were indexed before modifying robots.txt, I see references to things like:
This does not happen on pages that were added after fixing robots.txt and have later been 301'ed