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Q: Updating Web Site Listing in Google and Yahoo Search Engines ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Updating Web Site Listing in Google and Yahoo Search Engines
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: jeffbowers-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 03 Jun 2003 12:00 PDT
Expires: 03 Jul 2003 12:00 PDT
Question ID: 212545
I suggested my web site on Yahoo via the suggest a site mechanism in
late 2002.  It works great.  If you type "Altona Forest" on Yahoo or
Google the web site comes up as the first hit.  On May 12th I moved
the web site to a new URL.  I tried to update the form in Yahoo to
indicate the site had a new address but with no luck.  I used the
Yahoo form at:

This is what Yahoo comes back with:

The URL <url:> was not found in
Yahoo! Canada. We even tried several variations of the URL and still
couldn't find it. If the search results for your site has an Google
logo at the top or if the title states "Yahoo! Search Results by
Google" then you must first submit your site to Yahoo!.

Here I typed in the old site but it claimed it wasn't found even
though if you type in "Altona Forest" it comes back with the very URL
it says it cannot find.

The old site is:

The new site is:

Can you help?
Subject: Re: Updating Web Site Listing in Google and Yahoo Search Engines
Answered By: sgtcory-ga on 03 Jun 2003 18:04 PDT
Hello jeffbowers,

Your old website is not listed in the Yahoo directory, or the Yahoo
Canadian directory. I can see where this is very confusing, so I'll do
all I can to help. Here is where your old listing is coming up in
search results :

Altona Forest

The results above are indeed Yahoo 'search' results, but are provided
to Yahoo by Google. You can see the Google logo at the top right of
the results. It's a small Google logo, with the text 'Powered by' on
it. To see if your listing is in the *separate* Yahoo directory, we
can check here:

Yahoo Main Directory results for Altona Forest

Yahoo Canadian Directory results for Altona Forest

Yahoo offers Google results as their primary search source. To use
their directory as a default search source, you can point your browser
here :

Yahoo Directory

So where do we go from here? Simply submit your new URL to Google for
free :

Google Add URL

Google will then index your new site at their discretion. Once it is
indexed, it will then appear in the default Yahoo listings as well.
This can take anywhere from 1 day to months, depending on how well
your new site is linked to througout the internet.

Yahoo does still accept suggestions to their directory, but have moved
more toward commercial inclusion and paid listings. To learn how to
suggest a site to Yahoo Canada, take a look at these instructions :

How to Suggest a site to Yahoo Canada

I hope this clarifies the difference between the two engines. Should
you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to ask. I would be
glad to assist you further.

To assist with this answer, I searched around the Yahoo Canada website
for submission guidelines. I also searched both the main Yahoo website
directory, and the Canadian directory for your old website.

Thanks for the great question -
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