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April 6, 2004 at 8:53 pm #585058AnonymousInactive
Ok, so today I do a search for my site at Yahoo.
The term “integrity casino guide” brings up 20 listings on the front page… none of which are “integrity casino guide”. My webmaster recruitment page is there, but not my index page (ignore the PPC ad for my site).
I search for “integritycasinoguide.com” and there I am… right up top. So I haven’t been booted…
I have a PR5 and no spam… WTF?April 6, 2004 at 9:22 pm #647586AnonymousInactive
I feel your pain also…
I’m soooooo p***ed off with Yahoo! lately. Firstly, there pay for inclusion program is in my opinion horrible. Paid for 3 listings when it first came out and 2 were declined and they refuse to give me a good reason why. The listing that was accepted is no different from a seo point of view than the others. Then to add insult to injury, they are not honoring the idea of re-indexing every few days to let me adjust the page to improve rankings. It is nowwhere to be found in over a month, and I’m not an seo dummy so what gives.
I’m hoping the organic listings fare better, I got upwards of 30 new sites ready to roll out and if they don’t get picked up well by yahoo then I’ll be forced to start chasing the that whacky google algorithm again… god forbid.
Good luck with your listings, wish I could offer some advice but I cant even get my stuff together with yahoo….April 6, 2004 at 10:25 pm #647589AnonymousInactive
Yahoo has been picking up small new sites very nicely thank you.
Paying for inclusion is in my point of view a waste of money – my paid for site is doing no better than unpaid ones.
Regardless of what engine I look at anymore – PR is for the birds, and small and to the point sites do better.April 6, 2004 at 11:47 pm #647592AnonymousInactive
I totally agree with you about small sites. Was just discussing this with Antoine minutes ago. This seems like the best way to go right now. Too much content and pages is not worth the time it takes to build and maintain it seems.
How long is it taking for Yahoo to spider you and get you listed? I’m impatient so anything more than 4-6 weeks has me screaming.April 7, 2004 at 12:29 am #647593AnonymousInactive
That is exactly around what it did take.
I submitted them by hand and also used the cheap ineedhits submission – a couple of bucks a site.
I have fooled around with that and found that it makes a difference.April 7, 2004 at 1:43 am #647595AnonymousInactive
Yahoo does not like the Captain for the time being, but I am working on changing that soon.
:bigsmile:April 7, 2004 at 4:37 am #647597AnonymousInactive
okay, so I don’t know too much about all the seo stuff still but regarding yahoos spider, it visited my site about 7 – 8 days after I submitted it….
At least I think it did lol
okay ill shush now. :baaa:April 7, 2004 at 10:23 am #647604AnonymousInactive
Maybe we are the victims of a conspiracy!
We too have disappeared for a lot of terms. I begam experimentation on smaller sites (4-8 pages) and these definitly fared well alongside larger sites.
Is it my imagination or are H1 tags dropping down the importance ladder?April 7, 2004 at 4:55 pm #647618AnonymousInactive
Ya know, guys & gals, I could deal with dropping out of the term:
“best secure online gambling”
But I cannot understand why I drop off the term:
“Integrity Casino Guide” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :angry:April 7, 2004 at 7:33 pm #647621AnonymousInactive
Cause your site is nice.
They like only crappy sites anymore.April 7, 2004 at 7:49 pm #647625AnonymousGuest
Ahhh, so that’s why I don’t get many yahoo hits……..:pApril 7, 2004 at 8:12 pm #647626AnonymousGuest
Dom, how do you get your url to act as a link?April 7, 2004 at 9:29 pm #647629AnonymousInactiveApril 7, 2004 at 10:04 pm #647637AnonymousInactive
Does the main Integrity casino Guide page show up for other searches that it should above the the sub-pages? If the main page is considtently beaten by the sub-pages it is probably the victim of a Yahoo penalty effecting tens of thousands of sites now. This penalty is a mistake and they are working to fix it. I looked at you site and don’t think this is the case — the penalty occurs because another site links to your page via a redirect, which causes Yahoo to drop your page and list the redirect url — but something like that might be at work. The only other thing I can csee in this instance is that the subpage has the Directory links pointing at it, so it may be algorithmically more powerful than the main page. If the main page had several more quality links it probably would rank better than the subpage.
Yahoo is making a lot of changes so if the main page does rank for other phrases, then it probably will sort itself out.April 8, 2004 at 5:09 am #647660AnonymousInactive
Thanks for the insite…
I dunno what to think anymore. The first page in the search is for a sub-page… my webmaster recruitment page… with is listed at DMOZ.
The main site is PR5, with the sub-pages mostly PR4’s with a couple of PR3’s.
I’ve done a lot of updating lately.
MSN also shows the messed up returns… BUT, Google must have just re-spidered because they have me #1 on my name AND are displaying the new page title I just put on my index 4 days ago.