Yahoo! Search Content Quality Tips


Pages Yahoo! Wants Included In Its Index:

  • Original and unique content of genuine value.
  • Pages designed primarily for humans, with search engine considerations a secondary concern.
  • Hyperlinks intended to help people find interesting, related content, when applicable.
  • Metadata (including title and description) that accurately describes the contents of a web page.
  • Good web design in general.

What Yahoo! Considers Unwanted:

  • Pages that harm the accuracy, diversity or relevance of search results.
  • Pages dedicated to redirecting the user to another page (doorway pages).
  • Multiple sites or pages offering substantially the same content.
  • Sites with numerous, unnecessary virtual hostnames.
  • Pages produced in great quantities, which have been automatically generated or which are of little value (cookie cutter pages).
  • Pages using methods to artificially inflate search engine ranking.
  • The use of text or links that are hidden from the user.
  • Pages that give the search engine different content than what the end user sees (cloaking).
  • Sites excessively cross linked with other sites to inflate a site’s apparent popularity (link schemes).
  • Pages built primarily for the search engines or pages with excessive or off-topic keywords.
  • Misuse of competitor names.
  • Multiple sites offering the same content.
  • Sites that use excessive pop-ups which interfere with user navigation.
  • Pages that seem deceptive, fraudulent, or provide a poor user experience.

Find out all of their guidelines here:
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/search/basics/basics-18.html

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