Yahoo! Ranking Banned Sites for Select "Hand Placed" Queries?

Jul 13, 2006 • 8:19 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Yahoo Search Engine Optimization

Senior member, crobb305, at WebmasterWorld reports that a banned site in Yahoo! has top rankings for a popular search query. He explains the site is 100% banned in Yahoo!, it does not come up for any other queries, no internal pages of the site are indexed, and it does not come up for a unique names. But yet, the home page comes up for a very popular search query at Yahoo!

Does this mean that Yahoo! can ban a site and still rank it well for select keywords?

You can say this is somewhat similar to Google Showing Q&A Results but Same Site Not Indexed but in that case, it is clearly a different portion and feature of Google. Hand coded results in Yahoo!'s organic listings is not.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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07/14/2006 07:05 am

Considering the BILLIONS of webpage in Yahoo's database - unless the Website was a VERY VERY POPULAR site, and absolutely necessary to have show up for that keyword...would it REALLY make sense for Yahoo to single a site out for that type of personalized attention??? This means hand selecting that site, for whatever reason, out of millions- then carefully analyzing it and deciding by majority or by One super person to program the Yahoo Database so that site shows up for that keyword at that specific position Phew.....

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