View Full Version : Time on the web. Does it matter?
08-20-2005, 11:36 PM
Do search engines care how long a site has been on the web?
Secondarly: I can't get yahoo to index anything except my homepage. Any advice.
Welcome to the forum!
it does matter how long you've been around. I had a new site that was "homepage" only in yahoo for 6 months, and was finally indexed at the end of July - along with a lot of other sites....
One thing about your site that does concern me is that when it first loads I can see white text on a very light background. A few seconds later a photo loads and the text is visible - but to a search engine it might appear that you are trying to hide text, for which there is a penalty, but I'm not sure what sort of penalty that would be.... If I were you I would put the white text in a table with a black background and wait for a deep crawl.
08-21-2005, 07:21 AM
The amount of time that your site is up has no bearing on gettin crawled or on your ranking. The age of your links will matter. This is where the misconception comes from. New sites obviously have new links and thus can take some time to get crawled or rank well.
As for the text issue - use CSS to format your text and the engines will find no problems.
08-21-2005, 02:58 PM
I am actually starting to see a sandboxing of new sites in Yahoo (New links sites, doesnt matter how you slice it, its a sandbox)
We have sites exactly the same industry (Real Estate) those over 6 months of SEO first page usually top 3, those younger not in first 300. Looks like they are following Googles example
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