The Lesser Known Guidelines for Yahoo Search

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For any of you the submitted your site to Yahoo, you may want to make sure it passes the editorial guidelines. I have been reading about sites that have been dropping out of the index (Site Judgement):

Q: What are some of the common reasons for a site judgment?

A: Yahoo!’s Content Policy Guidelines (link above) outline what we are and are not looking for in pages that we index. Listed below are some of the more common reasons that a site may violate these guidelines:

Cloaking (showing substantially different content to crawlers than to users)

Massive domain interlinking

Use of affiliate programs without the addition of substantial unique content

Use of reciprocal link programs (aka “link farms”)

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Excessive keyword repetition, repetition of keywords, keywords repeating

Q: If my site has a judgment against it, can I use the SiteMatch inclusion program?

A: All pages submitted to SiteMatch are editorially reviewed. If a site has a judgment against it, it is likely to be rejected by the SiteMatch program.


Q: If my site has a judgment against it, can I use the Yahoo! Express directory inclusion program?

A: Yes, the Yahoo! Directory and Yahoo! Search Index are different systems. Inclusion or exclusion from one does not effect[sic] the other."
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Do links from yahoo directory appear on any other sites? Do they syndicate that info like DMOZ?
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They appear on Yahoo's search. I guess some site's could syndicate them, I havent seen any though.
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interesting, thanks.

do you think just exchanging/affiliate links is enough to prevent a listing though?
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"vetofunk" That's really good to know that. I have question that i've heard last time. That is Directory like Yahoo & dmoz don't accept affiliate sites. How far is it true? You know i've been trying these two since last six months but never got listed. :cry:
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http://dmoz.org/guidelines/include.html#affiliate
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I've already read it though thank you for trying to help me. :) I appreciate it.

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