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Thread: Yahoo Listings.
02-14-2003, 08:10 AM #1rTxGuest
I have recently started submitting my site to search engines and directories. Open directory and the go directory have given me good listings but despite waiting weeks ive heard nothing from Yahoo. Would you say its worth paying the $199 or $299 fee to get a guaranteed review?, ive heard that most traffic goes through yahoo but unsure what to do.
02-14-2003, 11:23 PM #2northwindGuest
No. Yahoo is not worth paying their fee.
They don't even guarentee you will be listed so if they don't list you, I am pretty sure you will be pissed.
You used to be able to make free submission but I see they have gotten rid of.
Yahoo is not needed. Get listed on Google, DMOZ.ORG then you will get on yahoo automatically.
02-16-2003, 11:46 AM #3eminembladeGuest
Well Yahoo will add your site to the ' featured website" category if you pay 299. Featured websites are the top ones in the listing..Just my opinion.
02-23-2003, 12:08 AM #4PenguinGuest
Yahoo is a Ripoff.onces upon a time Yahoo was the Best search engine, but not anymore. They don;t refresh their Listing that much, They only want to make money from their search engine.
02-23-2003, 02:20 AM #5northwindGuest
basically if your on google. Thats all you need since all the other search engines run off their indexed sites.
yahoo, is basically still a very good manual directory, but not work paying $200 for them to just review it.
02-23-2003, 03:27 AM #6northwindGuest
dmoz.org, the biggest hand-picked directory.
hehe, if your in dmoz.org, get ready for a lot of traffic =).
Well, actually, it all depends on how you optimized your site as well for the search engines.
02-24-2003, 04:16 PM #7CanadianGuest
maybe conisder registering some keywords with Overture.com to get listed as a sponsered link in Yahoo's search engine.
02-25-2003, 12:02 PM #8CanadianGuest
Right, it can be expensive, which is why you need to target/plan your search phrases with Overture.
If I wanted my listing to be @ the top for "poker chips" I'd have to pay a fourtune, but for "poker chips Canada" I'm the only one who has bid one that term.
Look for ways/words to target to be sure those who click are the traffic you want.
02-25-2003, 08:58 PM #9northwindGuest
as a web host, i think search engines won't help much unless you are ranked in the first top 10 for the keyword, web hosting. =)
02-25-2003, 09:13 PM #10victorGuest
I didn't find my present web host from a search engine. Got to them by checking out some of the webhosting directories. Got lucky - they've been very good.