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Yahoo! is Penalizing Co-Op Sites [Proof]

Discussion in 'Yahoo' started by rex_b, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. #1
    Ok so one of my sites was not being updated in the index nor was I ranking for any terms, none. And I got no, count it 0 traffic from yahoo this month.

    So I emailed them about this and I got a response that said:



    SEMrush
    Ok so I don't cloak, I don't do massive domain interlinking, I don't have hidden text, I don't have excessive keyword repetition.

    The only thing I can think of is that Yahoo! is penalizing me b/c of "use of reciprocal link programs (aka "link farms") which I assume is referring to the Co-Op.

    So I have removed the Co-Op links and have asked for a review on submission, so we will see what happens.

    There is my analysis
     
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  2. Stin

    Stin Guest

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    #2
    very interesting! finally some hard evidence that this really is happening
     
    Stin, Nov 29, 2005 IP
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    dave487 Peon

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    #3
    I would not class the coop as a link farm?

    Surely the coop should be viewed like Adsense - if you want to show adverts on your site they should not affect your rankings.

    I can understand that coop links would be worth less than standard links but I would not expect the site showing the coop links to be penalized for it.
     
    dave487, Nov 29, 2005 IP
  4. rmccarley

    rmccarley Peon

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    #4
    coop is absolutely a link farm. Your intent isn't click-thrus it's higher SERPs.
     
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  5. GuyFromChicago

    GuyFromChicago Permanent Peon

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    #5
    Doubt it's the coop. Almost the exact same issue (and canned e-mail from Yahoo) was discussed here.
     
    GuyFromChicago, Nov 29, 2005 IP
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    Shoemoney $

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    #6
    lol i thought you actually had proof... what you have is more like a case study...
     
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  7. rex_b

    rex_b Peon

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    #7
    Take it how you want, I have nothing Yahoo! should object to on the site besides the questionable coop
     
    rex_b, Nov 29, 2005 IP
  8. GuyFromChicago

    GuyFromChicago Permanent Peon

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    #8
    If that's the case how come you haven't removed the coop from all your sites?
     
    GuyFromChicago, Nov 29, 2005 IP
  9. rex_b

    rex_b Peon

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    #9
    I did today. The CoOp had a good run, but I think it's time to drop it. IMO
     
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    GuyFromChicago Permanent Peon

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    #10
    You don't own the religious forums anymore?

    The blog you're linking to in your profile is running the coop too.
     
    GuyFromChicago, Nov 29, 2005 IP
  11. ViciousSummer

    ViciousSummer Ayn Rand for President! Staff

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    #11
    You have the word "cruise" on your index page 30 or so times. And your footer is dark blue text on a different dark blue background. Looks like "excessive keyword repetition" and possibly "hidden text" to me. :rolleyes:
     
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  12. rex_b

    rex_b Peon

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    #12
    RF = Sold

    What blog?
     
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  13. rex_b

    rex_b Peon

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    #13
    It's not hidden you can see it. The word cruise wouldn't be repetition when my site is about cruising. Every cruise line has "cruise in it" every forum is about something different "cruise".
     
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    GuyFromChicago Permanent Peon

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    #14
    Didn't know, just noticed it still had coop.

    It's actually the cruise forum...it's just linked to in your "recent blog" area right under your avatar. Sorry, I could have been more clear.
     
    GuyFromChicago, Nov 29, 2005 IP
  15. ferret77

    ferret77 Heretic

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    #15
    I don't know i think maybe making at least some links static helped a lot

    a couple of sites i made to place the original ones I cooped the hell out are starting to rank in yahoo.
     
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  16. rex_b

    rex_b Peon

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    #16
    I took the coop off the cruise site.
     
    rex_b, Nov 29, 2005 IP
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    heapseo Peon

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    #17
    that email is the same email they send to everyone regardless of the reason. It is the standard quick reply to make you think they have actually looked at your site. Wouldn't surprise me if it was an autoresponder set for a few days after you submit a reinclusion. It is in no way proof that the coop has anything to do with it.
     
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  18. GuyFromChicago

    GuyFromChicago Permanent Peon

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    #18
    Still in the archives.

    I am a coop consultant. That will be $125 please;)
     
    GuyFromChicago, Nov 29, 2005 IP
  19. ViciousSummer

    ViciousSummer Ayn Rand for President! Staff

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    #19
    So, you think "excessive keyword repetition" only applies to a site that has excessive keywords that have nothing to do with their site? Haha...good luck with that theory. :p
     
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    rex_b Peon

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    #20
    Well I guess if I have a site about shingles I can't list the type of shingles with the word shingles a few times ehh?
     
    rex_b, Nov 29, 2005 IP