Yahoo Search Unbanning Web Sites After Years?

Dec 2, 2009 • 8:53 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Yahoo Search Engine Optimization

Is it possible that Yahoo is unbanning web sites from Yahoo Search after years of being in the penalty box? A single post by an old time member at WebmasterWorld claims that two of his sites are now back in the Yahoo index after years.

He said:

Just noticed today two of our sites that were previously banned in Yahoo for 2+ years are now receiving traffic once again from Yahoo and are being reindexed. Anybode else noticing their sites being reindexed? Traffic was first noticed on the 25th of November.

Did anyone else notice that their sites that were banned from Yahoo is now back?

Again, this is a single post from one webmaster - so I am trying to see if this is a single incident or a larger one. Please join the thread or comment here.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Andrea Moro

12/02/2009 02:37 pm

Always gone with White Hat, so never had the unpleasure to get banned.

Bart Gibby

12/03/2009 09:55 pm

I had a client's who's Yahoo traffic drop from 100 a day to 0 a day on November 27th 2008. They then received traffic 3 visits a day from January 09 to June of 09. After which it went down to 0 per day. Only to go back up to 25 a day in mid August of 2009, and then plummeted back down to 0 in November 09. So the client has never recovered from their penalties or bans. But it is clear that Google still loves them and sends them gobs of traffic.

Bart Gibby

12/03/2009 09:57 pm

Guess I should mention that the client came to us. This problem was caused by their old SEOs, and a lot of internal misunderstanding of how search engines work.

No Name

12/05/2009 02:07 pm

I've had sites banned from Google but never from Yahoo.

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