Yahoo Search Not Listening to Redirect Rules?

Sep 22, 2008 • 6:34 am | comments (1) by | Filed Under Yahoo Search Engine Optimization

A WebmasterWorld thread reports that several webmasters have noticed that even though they are redirecting their non www to the www version, Yahoo is still listing their non-www as the main result.

This comes even after months of redirecting the non www using a 301 redirect, permanent redirect, to the www version. Here are some comments from the thread: redirects to and has done so for quite some time now. Yet when I do a search for a two word primary key phrase, Yahoo shows A search for my domain name returns

I was at #1 for a few years but lost some ranking in August for this search phrase. I'm not sure if the ranking loss is related.

Is it a backlink issue? Doesn't appear so:

I looked, and can't find any backlinks at all to non-www but the homepage shows up both with and without for different searches.

So what is going on with the latest Yahoo update? Good question.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

Previous story: Google Maps Now Exclusive To Tele Atlas Data
Ninja Banner
blog comments powered by Disqus