Yahoo_Website_Advice by niusheng11



Thank you for contacting Yahoo! Small Business Support.

I understand that you have an issue with search indexing for Yahoo! Web
Hosting Account on Yahoo! Search.I apologize for the inconvenience you
may have experienced so far.

You can use Yahoo! Site Explorer to see which of your web pages are
listed in the Yahoo! Search index.

[span style="font-weight: bold;"]To use Yahoo! Site Explorer:[/span]

Go to Yahoo! Site Explorer.
Enter your domain name (for example into the text
Click Explore URL.
View the Site Explorer results page. The results of a domain query in
Site Explorer will show:
the number of pages indexed in Yahoo! Search
pages with links to the domain (known as "Inlinks")
Tip: You can export these results to a tab-separated value file for
review in a spreadsheet application, such
as Microsoft Excel.

Please check the link below for more information:

For more info on how search engines work, and how to improve your
website's ranking on them, check out Search Engine Watch:

We can't automate your Yahoo! Directory submission, because the Yahoo!
Directory is an editorially-determined, hand-categorized index that
allows you to suggest the category your website will be put into, and
write a short description of your website.

For the most rapid and accurate assistance regarding the Yahoo!
Directory, please visit the following site:

This site provides clear, step-by-step instructions on the process of
submitting your site for addition to the Yahoo! Directory or changing a
current listing for your site in the Yahoo! Directory.

search engines change their page ranking and relevancy formulas
frequently to keep sites from artificially boosting their rankings above
where they would normally be based on their content. The trick that
works to boost your ranking today, may actually hurt your ranking in the
future based on changes that are made.
So, with constantly changing methods of ranking, we cannot provide you
with a set of steps to ensure your site will appear in the first page of
search results. We can however provide a series of guidelines that, in
general, search engine experts agree should help to boost your rankings:

Submit your site
After you publish, make sure search engines know you're ready for
visitors. Submitting your site puts your business in the running for a
place in their search results (though not even we can guarantee if or
where your site will appear). Don't wait! Search engine indexing can
take weeks, sometimes longer, so go ahead and publish and submit your
site, even if you've got some polishing to do.

We've made submission easy — in fact, if you build your site with Site
Solution, we'll submit you to Yahoo!, Google, MSN, and Ask automatically
when you publish. If you're using another site building tool, you can
easily submit yourself: If your site is published, you'll see a submit
link both at the top of this page and in the Site Traffic module of your
Home tab. You can resubmit every 48 hours.

Eliminate orphan pages
Make sure your web pages are linked together. Search engines review your
site by following links from your home page, through all of your
subpages — and they may exclude orphan pages, or pages that are not
connected to your home page in some way.

If you use Site Solution to build your site, and haven't uploaded other
pages on your own, you're all set! If you're using another tool, just
make sure visitors can reach all of your pages by clicking links in your
home or subpages. And don't forget to test your links — if they're
broken, neither search engines nor visitors will arrive at their

Add keywords
Keywords won't make or break your search engine ranking, but they can
help your site stand out. Your visitors won't see your keywords, but
search engines sometimes use keywords to understand the relevance of
your site to particular searches.

Pick keywords you expect potential customers would enter in a search
engine to find you. Be specific! Your keywords should also appear once
or twice in your page. See tips on choosing keywords at:

Refine your keywords
Search terms change, and so should your keywords. Once you've added
keywords, review and test their effectiveness regularly.
You can see how your site ranks in search engine results for particular
keywords with the Search Engine Ranking tool on the Home tab. You can
also use Site Statistics to better understand keywords your visitors
have used to find you.

Add variations of your successful keywords (including common
misspellings), names of popular products you sell, and professional

Write clear page descriptions
Your description summarizes your page content and may encourage clicks
in search results.

Some search engines use your description to help categorize your page,
but more important, your home page description may appear in search
results! A clear and persuasive description may not boost your search
engine ranking, but it can encourage prospective customers to visit your

Focus on writing a clear, concise summary of the page, including a
couple of keywords from that page, if you can. What do you want
potential visitors to know?

Add alt text
Let search engines "read" your images.

Alt text is descriptive text that appears when you hold your mouse over
an image in a web page (or when the image does not appear). Alt text is
important for web site visitors with visual or audio impairments who
might use special readers to explore your site.

Also important, search engines (much like the blind) can't see your
images, so they'll read your image alt text instead. Keywords and other
relevant information in your alt text can impact the search engine's
evaluation of your site for search results.

An image's alt text should be short and accurately describe the image.
Try to include important keywords, when possible. If your image shows a
Macintosh computer, for instance, your alt text might read "MacBook

Use a Sitemap

Provide a Sitemap to help search engines read your site. A Sitemap is a
simple data file that provides information about your site to search
engines. A Sitemap is invisible to your site visitors but can help
search engines do a better job of reviewing your site — which in turn
can improve your chances of appearing in search results. To know how you
can create a Sitemap.xml, please follow the link below:

We believe this above descriptions should resolve your issue or atlease
should boost your website page ranking.

Regading adding Google html code to the HEADER on Yahoo! Site Builder.

To modify a page's head or body tag attributes:
Right-click on a blank area in the page you would like to modify, then
select HTML... from the
available menu options. The HTML Properties dialog will allow you to
include your own HTML in the head
and body tags and to add HTML after the body tag.

Please check the link below for more information:

Please do not hesitate to reply if you need further assistance.



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