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Create an exact replica of the site except different url and block Yahoo slurp from the old site and all the rest from the new. Can this be done without any duplicate content penalty?
But if you've failed to fix the problem, how long before Yahoo! bans the new site for the same cause?
A much better solution would be to identify the cause of the penalty and fix it; any penalty with one SE is likely - sooner or later - to be picked up by other SEs (obviously depending what the problem is!).
I agree, but there lies the problem. I have no idea why we would have a penalty. I have asked for help on forums, wrote Yahoo over five times and nobody can tell me what the problem is. If I knew I would be more than happy to fix it. Anybody out there want to take a look?
On the good side my site rocks in Google and MSN, but I do miss the Yahoo traffic:(
In any case, I then made a copy of my website and made changes from .com to .net, banned Live and Google in the robots.txt, and published it. Obviously it does not have the thousands of links that my original website has but it started to get a few hundred visitors daily. But here is the fun part. Now I am not a very technical person but it seems that G will still index the URL of a page that someone links to and that is why now hundreds of .net pages are in the Google index, and this is the fun part I was talking about, Google still sends me more visitors than Yahoo through the indexed URLs.
Lesson: Go ahead and do it if your ad revenue will cover the hosting fees. You can always pull the plug. I have decided to keep it after one year.
joined:Jan 26, 2004
"OK, you didn't renew the directory listing. However, (for whatever reason) we'll not remove you from directory -- but we'll remove you from our search engine."
I will NEVER buy Yahoo directory listing for that reason any more. Is there a service to remove sites from the directory, I would even pay for that. It is not ethical from that to do that, to say at least.
We were included in Yahoo search results for over a 1.5 years and overnight in Dec 2004 we were kicked.
I am convinced that this is a Yahoo problem, whether we created it is another discussion as we have not done anything different prior to being kicked and since being kicked. Yahoo at the time was out largest traffic and conversion provider so it was a big hit.
Currently we receive plenty of great organic traffic from all other search engines with our unique content and regular seo.
I have asked others and Yahoo to review the site and cannot get any explanation as to what the problem might be. I want nothing more than to be re-included and have not and will not resort to unethical practices to get there. I just want a simple explanation, if re-inclusion is not an option, as it appears it is not, then so be it.
My thoughts exactly:) I also ranked number one for my keywords and received a ton of traffic from Yahoo. At the time was using Yahoo hosting and also had a listing in the Yahoo Directory. As my site evolved I had to switch hosting companies and stopped renewing my Yahoo Directory listing. Within days I was out:(
I really don't understand this. I miss Yahoo but they don't miss me:(
I'm not sold on the idea of creating a duplicate site with duplicate content to try and avoid a duplicate content penalty and get re-listed. I'd rather just renew the directory listing honestly.