.com Not Listed in Regional Yahoo? Don’t Despair!

Written by Glenn Murray

.com Not Listed in Regional Yahoo? Don’t Despair! By Glenn Murray *

If you’re a non-American business with a .com web address, and your regional Yahoo ranking is important to you, then my story might interest you.

Recently my copywriting website dropped out of Yahoo’s Australian rankings. For quite a while, it had been at number 1 for my primary keywords “advertising copywriter”, “copywriter”, and “website copywriter”. But then it suddenly disappeared. I clicked through about 10 pages of results, and it was nowhere to be seen. I then searched for my domain, and Yahoo couldn’t find it.

Something smelt fishy.

I’d done nothing ‘naughty’ to my site to warrant a ban, and I still had heaps of links to my site (actually, I had more than ever before).

I’m an Australian advertising copywriter. I’m based just north of Sydney and I host my website with a major Australian host. But my web address is a .com, not a .au. I started thinking this might berepparttar problem.

So I emailed Yahoo support, explainingrepparttar 127927 problem, and sharing my thoughts onrepparttar 127928 cause.

And all of a sudden, nothing happened.

So I waited. And I waited. And I waited. And finally, after about a couple of weeks, I received an email from a Yahoo support representative informing me – incorrectly – that my keyword wasn’t featured in my page title or description. I should remedy this shortcoming and re-submit my site to Yahoo.

Frustrated, I replied. I repeatedrepparttar 127929 important facts fromrepparttar 127930 first email just to ensure they’d listened. They hadn’t. They hadn’t even searched for my domain to confirm that Yahoo no longer recognised it.

When they got back to me this time, they had started paying a bit more attention. The support rep confirmed my suspicion that Yahoo had excluded my site because of its .com URL. Her very helpful solution was that I should change my domain to .au! She included some ridiculously complex instructions for how to do so, and sent me on my merry way.

Optimizing Your Web Site for the Search Engines Using CSS and Javascript

Written by Michael L. White Copyright © 2003-2004 All Rights Reserved.

Two ofrepparttar greatest techniques to come along for web site refinement are cascading style sheets (CSS) and javascript navigational menus. In this article, I want to show you how to use both of these to easerepparttar 127926 strain of site maintenance while defending against at least two problems with using javascript menus.

CSS can make web site maintenance much easier by consolidating a site's style and appearance attributes into one central file which can be edited alone and yet affectrepparttar 127927 look ofrepparttar 127928 entire site. Just as wonderful, one javascript file can accomplish a similar effect with your site's navigational menu by making it available to every page on your site through a single line of code per page linking that page torepparttar 127929 javascript file. By removing all this CSS style and javascript code into two separate files, you will clean up your web pages' textual content, thus making it easier for search engine spiders to crawl and index your site and more effectively rank it according to your actual textual content. These are definitely two techniques worth implementing.

Here arerepparttar 127930 examples to show you how this is done. First, here's how your web page incorporating bothrepparttar 127931 CSS andrepparttar 127932 navigational menu javascript file should look:

<TITLE>Your Page Name</TITLE>
<LINK TYPE="text/css" MEDIA="Screen" REL="stylesheet" href="http://www.yourdomain.com/your_css_file.css" rel="nofollow">
<DIV ID="center">
<H1>Your Page Name</H1>
Your page's textual content goes here.... </DIV>
<DIV ID="left">
Your navigational menu is inserted here from your javascript file usingrepparttar 127933 following line of code. Seerepparttar 127934 next example for sample code forrepparttar 127935 navigational menu javascript file.
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="javascript" TYPE="text/javascript" SRC="http://www.yourdomain.com/your_nav_menu_file.js"> </SCRIPT>

Now, here's how your navigational menu javascript file should look:

document.write('<a href="http://www.yourdomain.com/your_web_file1.html" rel="nofollow">Page One</a>'); <BR>
document.write('<a href="http://www.yourdomain.com/your_web_file2.html" rel="nofollow">Page Two</a>'); <BR>
You can add as many menu items as you need, so you getrepparttar 127936 picture.

Finally, here'srepparttar 127937 part ofrepparttar 127938 code in your CSS file which gives your siterepparttar 127939 table-like look withoutrepparttar 127940 high-maintenance, cluttered effect ofrepparttar 127941 HTML TABLE code:

...other CSS code, such as font style, etc., can precederepparttar 127942 following segment.

The #left and #center blocks of code below correspond torepparttar 127943 left and center columns on your web page. You can also add a #right and #top column and section, respectively, if you so desire.

{ position: absolute;
top: 0px;
left: 0px;
width: 220px;
padding: 10px;
margin: 5px;
background-color: #f2f2f2;

{ top: 0px;
margin-left: 230px;
padding: 10px;

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