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Are they worth the 299 per year?
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msg:3041056
 11:21 am on Aug 10, 2006 (gmt 0)


Hello,

Is it worth $299/yr to list in Yahoo Directory?

Will it improve my serp in yahoo, google, and other search engines?

 

dchase




msg:3041219
 2:14 pm on Aug 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

With the shift in Google going from 'quantity' to 'quality' it is widely speculated that yahoo's directory is a primary source for a quality/trust-worthy link.

briggidere




msg:3041236
 2:25 pm on Aug 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

i'd spend my money elsewhere to be honest

and as for google going from quality to quantity, i have not noticed this at all.

jimorandy




msg:3041446
 4:55 pm on Aug 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have the $299 to be worth it. It takes about six months to see the results.

dchase




msg:3041675
 7:09 pm on Aug 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

Quantity to Quality

briggidere




msg:3042312
 8:03 am on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

oops. soz dchase. my brain wasn't working on all cylinders

Whitey




msg:3045180
 2:25 am on Aug 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

I'm not fully sure yet of the value, but having our meta title replaced in the SERP's with the directory title that Yahoo edited for us has provided us with disadvantages, because the new title is not as prominent in the listings.

the_nerd




msg:3055728
 2:16 pm on Aug 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

not sure if it's still the case, but last time I checked Yahoo Germany only charged a one-time fee. But I'm not sure if they'll accept non German language sites.

DXL




msg:3056546
 12:43 am on Aug 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

I'm not fully sure yet of the value, but having our meta title replaced in the SERP's with the directory title that Yahoo edited for us has provided us with disadvantages, because the new title is not as prominent in the listings.

This actually reflects a big question that I have. I recently did a redesign for a client, and was kind of surprised that their title hadn't changed in Yahoo yet. It then occured to me that they were listed in Y's directory for the particular industry that they're in, but the title doesn't reflect the keywords I optimized the title with.

So does this mean that their homepage will never be indexed in Yahoo with the title that I provided? Is there a way to circumvent this? The bigger reason why I was hired was to improve their search engine rankings.

steveb




msg:3057831
 8:48 pm on Aug 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

Where can you submit a site to Yahoo Germany? I only see a blank page and no way to submit.

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