View Full Version : yahoo penalty
07-20-2004, 02:54 AM
recently i got an unpleasent surprise from yahoo - got dropped greatly on ALL my search terms, eg from 2 to 30, from 5 to 70
i wonder what possibly i could do to reserve this. no major changes were done since previous yahoo dance - just news.
any suggestions appreciated.
07-20-2004, 12:13 PM
Considering that there was reportings of Slurp being quite busy last week for a few days ... I am guessing there are more pages in your area to deal with -- competition.
It would help to know what your website is and the key terms your are targetting, so we could take a look and see if there is anything we can help you with or notice something that might be out of place.
07-20-2004, 01:18 PM
thedark, if you tell us what your url is then we can do a thorough analysis of it to see what may have happened.
Oftentimes, there are lots of off-the-page factors that might contribute to a loss of Yahoo! rankings, though, including:
- loss of a directory listing
- loss of links to your website from other sites
- your site was down temporarily
- your competition started optimizing their websites
07-21-2004, 04:44 AM
i'd wish to discuss this with exact url, but the guy owns site asked me not to badly.
i have 11 keyphrases with overture rating ( http://inventory.overture.com/d/searchinventory/suggestion/ ) ~50000-7000 with google positions 1-7
my page rank is 7
~5000 incoming links
pretty same positions were in yahoo until recently. google positions did no change. yahoo's fall badly.
07-21-2004, 05:46 AM
Nope. Can't come up with any ideas without specifics. As stated earlier, Slurp was very active and populated their index with a slew of new pages. Without knowing the specifics of your situation, it would be irresponsible of anyone to speculate on what may be taking place.