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    Today I noticed that my traffic was down substantially. Upon further investigation, I found that all of my sites (hosted on the same IP) are not in Yahoo anymore. I also find that any other sites that I know of, hosted on this IP, are gone from Yahoo as well.

    I have two questions: 1) Does anyone know if Yahoo is dumping sites based on IP alone anymore? 2) Is switching hosts too late for these sites if the answer to 1) is yes?

    Thanks for any insight
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    I have a lot of sites on one IP address (plus a lot not!) and some are ranked high in Yahoo and get regular slurping and others not so much. So I don't know if you are having an issue that is blocking your entire IP, but in my case, IP doesn't matter.
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    Thanks for the reply. Upon further checking, the entire IP is no longer being shown in Yahoo. So to rephrase the second question....Does anyone have an opinion as to whether switching to a different server(IP) will likely make a difference? Or are these sites likely Yahoo banned for good?
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    There's no way to answer that for sure (unless someone is an Yahoo insider).

    I would simply move all the sites in question to a dedicate server (that way YOU control all the sites in your I.P. address).

    I also wouldn't touch whoever the host was with a ten foot pole after that. If they had enough "spammy" sites to get their whole I.P. block banned by Yahoo, they are not where you want your sites to be

    I would also start the process of creating "mirrors" of the original sites on another domain (using robots.txt to keep the search engine spiders out). That way, if you don;t see a return in Yahoo within 90 days or so, you can block yahoo from yahoo from the old domain (and google from the new) and launch the new Yahoo-ready domains.

    Not an elegant solution, but it has worked for me in the past (many, many moons ago).

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    Thanks for your reply. That is exactly what I will do.
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