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    Slurp Outta Control?


    I am new to SEO and have noticed that slurp is constintly hitting my site (usually hourly) but has not indexed my site since April. Since then I have redesigned my site fully, yet the old design is still indexed.

    The weird stuff: Slurp is searching for pages that does not exist.

    Such as: /forcer.htm
    /se.giganet...
    /modemmagic/...
    BritneyImages...

    These pages would make no sense on my site and I have no idea why Slurp would try to find these pages.

    I am wondering if it is crawling my site this hard, why doesn't it index the correct updated version?
    Google also has the same old site indexed but unfortunetly - I am not getting any activity by googlebots.

    Like I said this has been since April that I have been indexed.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    I've noticed some weird requests from Slurp also. Here are some of the requests I've gotten, along with the IPs

    66.196.90.58 /mulsoc/profile/i_itinera.htm
    66.196.90.155 /linux_drivers_usb_keybdev.c/contact/t34298pp.htm
    66.196.90.96 /J24h-lm.htm
    66.196.90.183 /partie-trois/products/mutant.htm

    The only thing I can think of is that someone else linked to some fake url on my site, and Slurp is following it, but I don't know how or why someone would have done that.
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    Are these new domains? Or renewed ones (meaning had a previous owner)?
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    What's Slurp?


    I know, a question that shows my ignorance...can anyone answer?

    thanks

    Originally Posted by mjmillr2
    I've noticed some weird requests from Slurp also. Here are some of the requests I've gotten, along with the IPs

    66.196.90.58 /mulsoc/profile/i_itinera.htm
    66.196.90.155 /linux_drivers_usb_keybdev.c/contact/t34298pp.htm
    66.196.90.96 /J24h-lm.htm
    66.196.90.183 /partie-trois/products/mutant.htm

    The only thing I can think of is that someone else linked to some fake url on my site, and Slurp is following it, but I don't know how or why someone would have done that.
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    Slurp is Yahoo's spider.
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    slurp


    thanks! I am afraid we don't pay much attention to yahoo -- seems their search results are predicated on the results we achieve (or don't achieve) on google. I know there is supposed to be no link but the coincidences are huge!
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    Originally Posted by pk_synths
    Are these new domains? Or renewed ones (meaning had a previous owner)?
    I've had my site since April, and I don't think anyone had the domain prior to that. I've also had full scans by Slurp before, and am doing pretty well in Yahoo SERPs. I don't think this is a case of a prior domain owner having links still floating out there.
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    Noticed the same weird behavior on my site today - slurp searching for non-existant directories and pages. Not simple misspellings, but completely off the wall things, as noted by the original poster. My site has been up for about 6 months and indexed for 5 months and is a new domain.
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    Well the reason I asked is because unlike Google, Yahoo actually sends it's spider to specific pages when it crawls instead of just letting the spider loose onto the net like Google. I use session IDs and have noticed Slurp coming by call pages with 3 month old session IDs that it indexed (I have 6000 copies of my homepage in the index, all identical with the only difference is the SessionID that Yahoo indexed by accident - server was sending Slurp a SessionID everytime it visited by accident and Yahoo just kept indexing copies - oops).

    So if Slurp does come by and call weird pages than it could be the old file structure for that URL. Might have been parked or used a placeholder before you picked it up and Yahoo is looking for the old server structure.

    All I know is that once Yahoo indexes a file it keeps it for a looooooooooooooooong time.

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