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Penalized By Yahoo, Loved By Google
Posted 21 October 2004 - 03:31 PM
I checked Yahoo today, and sure enough we've been penalized by them. A search for the site's name brings up the site's homepage as the very last result of more than 600.
1. What kind of things will trigger a site penalization in Yahoo? We've never been in SiteMatch, and the site has zero affiliate links. (There are AdSense ads on a few of the pages.) The site has been around for more than 5 years and is a very comprehensive source of information in its area.
2. How do I contact Yahoo to see why we've been penalized? I can remember seeing contact info at some point, but of course I can't find it now that I need it
When I find out what happened, I'll report back here so others don't fall into this problem as well.
Posted 21 October 2004 - 04:17 PM
Posted 22 October 2004 - 08:15 AM
Some of the pages deep down have similar content (basically real-time products listings), but they're not the primary pages by any means.
Posted 22 October 2004 - 08:55 AM
We seem to be having a similar problem - none of our newer pages have showed up in Yahoo's index, and the only reason our homepage is listed is because it is in Yahoo's directory. We have never had any affiliate links, have had a new site since May but with the same domain name, and there's nothing from Yahoo. Some of our pages have similar descriptions; copyscape shows no copies.
I know I have a link to some Yahoo help somewhere, I'll try and find it and post it for you.
Posted 22 October 2004 - 09:19 AM
Here's the article that I was talking about, with some good ideas at the bottom, including a contact. How valid it is, I don't know as I haven't tried it (though I probably should!) Let us know if anything comes of it though.
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