Is Yahoo! Search Not Listening to Redirect Rules? Is That So?

Sep 23, 2008 | 1,545 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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According to some discussions that are going on WebmasterWorld, it has been noticed that even though a lot of webmasters are redirecting their non www to the www version, Yahoo! is still listing their non-www as far as the main results are concerned.

Let us have a look at some of the discussions:

www.example.com redirects to example.com and has done so for quite some time now. Yet when I do a search for a two word primary key phrase, Yahoo shows www.example.com. A search for my domain name returns example.com. 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. – By ChicagoFan67

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. – Marcia.

But I HAVE seen Yahoo list the homepage of sites in the past without www when doing a site: search on the domain, so it isn't something brand new with them. In fact, they're doing it now with an indented listing for one of the *big* discount retail chains for a query – one with, one without- she further said.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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