Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
Have You Been Dropped By Yahoo? > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

Have You Been Dropped By Yahoo?

Yahoo has fairly recently updated its guidelines. You can read the full list at:

http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/ysearch/basics/basics-18.html

I thought that a few points were of great interest to you because we have discussed these issue in the past when describing the best way to future-proof your site against search engine algorithm changes.

Here are some of the new guidelines:

Pages Yahoo! Wants Included in Its Index
________________________________________

1. Original and unique content of genuine value

2. Pages designed primarily for humans, with search engine considerations secondary

3. Hyperlinks intended to help people find interesting, related content, when applicable

4. Metadata (including title and description) that accurately describes the contents of a web page

5. Good web design in general

It seems content is now King for Yahoo, and unique content at that. As I have always told you, develop webpages with unique content and your sites will do well.

Here is a summary of some of the guidelines Yahoo makes on what not to do. I have added my own comments in brackets afterwards:

1. redirects (targeting smart pages and similar cloaking techniques).

2.Pages that have substantially the same content as other pages (pages generated by page generators that substitute one keyword for another).

3. Pages in great quantity, automatically generated or of little value (data feed sites that are built in a day by someone wanting to put out thousands of pages quickly).

4. Excessively cross-linking sites to inflate a site's apparent popularity (webmasters who cross link all their sites in an effort to rank better).

5. Pages built primarily for the search engines (highly optimized pages).

Read the full set of guidelines for yourself as they offer a great insight as to why your site may have been dropped by Yahoo.

*********************************************************
Andy Williams is author of the free, ezSEO internet marketing newsletter,
offering subscribers up-to-date information on all aspects of internet
marketing. His search engine optimization website offers unique, no
BS information, for free.
*********************************************************

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Forbes

Three Major Developments That Will Shape SEO In 2018
Forbes
For SEO marketers, the challenge isn't to simply understand the complex science behind the strategy -- it's to be able to adapt to the ever-changing rules of the game. The past few years have been exciting for SEO, marked by a series of algorithm ...


Entrepreneur

55 Must-Know SEO Tricks for Business Websites (Infographic)
Entrepreneur
For any business, it's more important than ever to have an online presence -- and that goes beyond just having a website. In order to get your company out there and traffic to your website, you've got to have some stellar SEO practices in place ...

and more »

Customer Think

Top Ten SEO Metrics you should Track in 2018
Customer Think
The year 2018 will witness few of the new trends in the search engine optimization arena as the digital marketing eco-space is changing to become more competitive. Along with the changing face of the market, increased users, and changing user behaviors ...
Discover how SEO positioning can help you obtain better results and investment returnsCatwalk Queen

all 2 news articles »

Laredo Morning Times

55 Must-Know SEO Tricks for Business Websites (Infographic)
Laredo Morning Times
SEO is not only good for getting traffic to your website, but you'll likely get more customers into your doors and more followers on your social media accounts. Nearly three-quarters of consumers who do a local search online end up actually visiting ...


Practical Ecommerce

Indispensable SEO Tools, from Free to Expensive | Practical ...
Practical Ecommerce
Search engine optimization is rooted in data: technical data, analytical data, and contextual data. The tools you use to access that data fuel your ability to make smart SEO decisions, to keep your performance moving in the right direction. In this ...
What's The Difference Between SEO and SEM? Does It Matter?Business 2 Community

all 6 news articles »

Search Engine Journal

5 Dumb SEO Mistakes That Smart People Make
Search Engine Journal
Take a look around the search community and you'll see people like Alan Bleiweiss, Dave Davies, David Harry, Roger Montti, Bill Hartzer, Bill Slawski, and far too many others to list, generously sharing their valuable time and experience to help the ...


Forbes

Are You Overpaying For SEO? Here's How To Tell
Forbes
Jayson DeMers , Contributor I demystify SEO and online marketing for business owners. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Pexels.com. Are You Overpaying For SEO? Here's How To Tell. Search engine optimization (SEO) isn't ...


Search Engine Land

Making website speed and performance part of your SEO routine
Search Engine Land
Gather your information, partner with your IT team and place a focus on a fast-loading customer experience. Google's algorithm will continue to evolve, and SEO professionals who focus on website experience, from page load times to fulfilling on the ...


B&T

Why SEO Is No Longer A Bad Word For Big Business
B&T
Many Aussie companies have either built or increased the size of their SEO departments in the last two years. A quick search of LinkedIn shows that it is not only media companies (Newscorp, Channel 9, ABC, Fairfax Media) and internet-based ...


Forbes

The Value Of SEO And SEM For Small Businesses - Forbes
Forbes
Carefully intertwining both SEO and SEM techniques will produce a stronger digital marketing campaign with stronger performance and noticeable results.
The Ultimate Guide to Local SEOAugusta Free Press

all 12 news articles »
Google News

Breaking the Myth About Page Rank (PR)

The most difficult challenge most web designers face is getting... Read More

Search Engines 101 - Search Engines Explained

What Are Search Engines?A search engine is a database system... Read More

Keyword Research Made Simple!

Keyword Research is the first task in optimizing your web... Read More

Google Rankings ? Achieving a Top 10 Position in Google ? Part 2

Achieving a top ranking position in Google is every webmasters... Read More

Does The Number Of Links On A Page Affect Ranking?

Lots of research has focused on inbound links to a... Read More

Keywords: The First Step To Recognition

Open Wordtracker [ http://www.wordtracker.com/ ] and you'll see... Read More

Youve Got The Power, Why Arent You Promoting It?

Like all things, theft is theft, misery loves company, negative... Read More

Google ? A Bit of History

The first question most people have is, "What the heck... Read More

Googles Next Big Move

November 2003 might go down in history as the month... Read More

Googles Trap, DMOZs Nap, And Yahoo!s Crap

On November 16th, 2003, Google commenced an update (the Florida... Read More

Over Optimization and the OOP - Does a Penalty Exist?

If you have questions about whether or not the Over-Optimization... Read More

Press Releases Can Increase Search Engine Positioning

When you write a press release, what is your ultimate... Read More

Great Site Ranking in Google The Secrets Out

How many years did you register your domain name for?... Read More

5 Simple Steps to Great Search Engine Rankings

Having your website rank well in the major search engines... Read More

SEM - Research Measures Success

SEM - Research Measures SuccessSearch engine marketing success comes from... Read More

A Simple 4 Step Approach To Have Google Crawl Your Site Today Guaranteed!

Extra, Extra Google Now Gives you feedback. By Creating a... Read More

From Corpora to Matching

Making effective use of the Internet is increasingly about creating... Read More

Google News - Just another article announcer?

In Google's recent battle towards becoming an international news center,... Read More

Webmaster-Friendly Google Operators

There are a lot of operators (commands you can enter... Read More

Is a High Search Engine Ranking Important for YOU?

In the process of designing a website for clients the... Read More

7 Steps to Prepare You for The Local Search Bonanza

At One Time Local Searches were reserved for services like... Read More

Are You Making These Deadly SEO Mistakes?

Black Hat SEO: Web Spamming and Linking to Bad NeighborhoodsSo... Read More

10 Costly Search Engine Mistakes to Avoid

If you have a website then you already know the... Read More

8 ways to build a really bad web site for Search Engines

Some web sites receive hundreds or thousands of unique visitors... Read More

Basics to Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Optimization popularly known as SEO.SEO is the process... Read More