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dupe content penalty

     
2:36 am on Mar 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I think my site may have been penalized in Yahoo. It's indexed, but doesn't rank anywhere that I can find. I have some pages indexed that are duplicates (including some pages that are dupes of another site) and I'm thinking that's causing a penalty.

So I clean up the dupe content using robots.txt. Will Yahoo give me back my natural rankings without a reinclusion request? If so, how long might I expect to wait to see results naturally without a reinclusion request?

I'd prefer not to have a real person look at my site as the result of a reinclusion request. Nothing really wrong, I'm just paranoid is all :).

5:48 am on Mar 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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It is most unlikely that a duplicate content issue has got your site banned, but in most 'nonspam' infringements of SE guidelines, the serps will self-correct over time if the issue is fixed.

While duplicate content is almost certainly not the whole problem, it may be a small part of it, and fixing it can only be good. But keep looking ...

12:25 pm on Mar 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hi Wheel,

if this is the same site as the https thread,

So I clean up the dupe content using robots.txt. Will Yahoo give me back my natural rankings without a reinclusion request? If so, how long might I expect to wait to see results naturally without a reinclusion request?

then two full updates that's how long it took for me, admittedly the first update couldn't have fixed the issues as i made the changes to the redirects and bot file to close to the update but on the next one i saw a dramatic increase in SERP's.

Vimes.

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thanks vimes. Yes, it was the https issue plus another one as well. I've cleaned both of them up now.
5:52 pm on Mar 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

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So I clean up the dupe content using robots.txt.

If it was duplicated from another site as you mention that's like sticking it under the bed, get rid of it... they've already found your hiding spot :-)