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5:52 pm on Feb 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I have a site with a big discussion forum of 800,000 posts but it doesn't show on Yahoo.com.

Why is that? Is there a way to appeal to Yahoo for what is an obvious mistake?

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7:02 pm on Feb 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Was the domain previously registered then dropped before you registered it? Or did you buy the domain from someone else?

Are you using complicated redirects?
7:05 pm on Feb 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I've had the domain for about 12 years - never dropped. . No complicated redirects.

Something in the back of my mind tells me that Yahoo emailed me back around 2002 or so saying that if I didn't pay for their paid search inclusion, they would permanently remove me from the index. Or something like that. I remember thinking at the time it is such a rip off and so I didn't pay.

Consequently, I am wondering if that has something to do with it.

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7:35 pm on Feb 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Not saying this is it, but... it could be your site was reviewed for quality and they saw something on your site that was enough to flag it. It's been known to happen.
8:15 pm on Feb 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

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That would surprise me considering it is the most popular forum on the net for my niche. When they flag, do they flag for good? Is there any way to appeal my site exclusion?

From memory, I thought I was on their index until they said I had to pay. But it was such a long time ago now that I can't remember the details.
8:21 pm on Feb 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

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There is a large forum site in a sector I watch that for a long time had only its home page listed in Yahoo.

I checked just now, and it has over 300,000 pages listed.

So apparently Yahoo's disfavor is not always permanent.
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I think mine has lasted 8 years so far. :(

I've been searching for the history of Yahoo and some terms like Yahoo Match and Inktomi sound familiar.
8:43 pm on Feb 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I've just checked and I get an iperceptions dhtml popup periodically, asking for feedback on the site. Could that be a problem?