I've started removing articles from Yahoo Contributor Network and am going to spread them elsewhere. The articles have all been deleted.
However, either Yahoo is going to leave the article title there, or they're slow to remove the entire thing but I have a warning saying duplicate.
Of course, the crawlers haven't noticed the absense yet.
How do I proceed?
Just publish them regardless of the warning. If they have been removed then the system will eventually catch up to it. Publish them then ping them.
Was your content under a "Display-Only" ownership agreement with them? If not, it will never go away from YCN.
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