Is it possible to block the google site from indexing my site while allowing Yahoo to do so.
Posted on 2004-10-31
A little background. It appears as though I've had a site banned from Yahoo. The whole thing is very mysterious. It is a good site, it does have affiliate links, but is content, information and article rich. I have been able to get it into the Yahoo shopping directory without any problems. It is also very popular in Google. It has also had recommendations in articles and features on MSNmoney, CNNmoney, and CNBCTV. I had been the victim of marketing .com that went out and made duplicate home pages of my sites and those pages were getting picked up by yahoo as well. Since Yahoo does not allow mirror sites, I may have gotten in trouble for those duplicate pages even though I had nothing to do with them. Fortunately, it appears as though that .com that made the duplicates has since themselves also been banned from the yahoo index, and they will hopefully not pose a problem to me or anyone else for a while. But the damage is done.
Anyway, the potential reasons for the ban is not my question here, but rather I thought the background information would help explain my reason for this question. Anyway the quesion here is ....
I'd like to create a duplicate site with a new url and IP and have that site picked up by
the Yahoo Search index. The other one had placed high in the listings for over a year, so I suppose this one would too, eventually.
However, in the Google index it would be considered a duplicate to the one they are currently indexing and I do not want to get in trouble with Google too, so I do not want the new site in their index at all.
Is there a way to have this duplicate, yet new url, spidered/indexed by Yahoo but not by Google. If so what would be the html to do so and would this also protect me from google indexing via backlinks from other sites.
The whole key is to avoid trouble with Google, while still getting a good site back into the Yahoo search index.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.