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Rejected By Yahoo Search Submit Express
Posted 03 February 2006 - 01:48 PM
So I went ahead and submitted all pertinent URLs for our site to Yahoo. All of them have been rejected - there goes all of our money. All though our home page mainly consists of merchant links we do have a lot of content pages that have some value to our visitors, but those content pages were rejected too. Question is, I heard that Yahoo Search Submit is cracking down on affiliate sites. Would my company's site be considered an affiliate site?
So, to avoid that I submitted one URL which was a press release we launched on our page (no affiliate links at all). The PR page also got rejected too. So does Yahoo plain hate us or what.
Ths in turn also got me to think why they would reject a pure, original content page. Our domain name is a .com of the domain name as a popular .gov site. could we be getting autmatically penalized by that?
Since Yahoo sends out a canned response for rejected URLs, I'm not completely sure why were rejected. If anyone can lend some insight, it would be greatly appreciated.
Posted 03 February 2006 - 01:50 PM
Are you using a company to do your paid-inclusion? (Or can you go directly through Yahoo these days?)
If you're using a third party such as Position Tech, Trellian or any of the others, they should be able to talk to someone at Yahoo and let you know what the problem is.
Posted 03 February 2006 - 02:16 PM
Thanks, BTW, this is my first post. Glad to be here.
Posted 03 February 2006 - 02:33 PM
Posted 03 February 2006 - 02:38 PM
Now that being said, a site can have affiliate links and still get into Yahoo. It is when a site obviously exists only as an affiliate of a main product or has tons of affiliate banners and such - these are the sites that I think Yahoo does not want in their index.
Posted 07 February 2006 - 07:35 AM
Sorry, yahoo do not disclose all the reasons why a site has been rejected, even to us. But we do have a list of points that they check in their reviews and if a single one is present the URL will be rejected.
Affiliate sites or even a site with too many other affiliate based links, even if that page has good content.
This also applies to the site as a general... that is if you submit a content page with no affiliate links, but the general theme of the site is affiliate, that page will also be rejected.
There are many other reasons, such as hidden text, hard to read text, redirects etc..
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