Msg#: 4181677 posted 8:37 am on Aug 4, 2010 (gmt 0)
We have a site that needs a big link juice boost to assist the content being indexed ( with dynamic site maps ) and ranking. It's been suggested that a listing in the Yahoo Directory will do this.
I'm sceptical. We used to use Yahoo years ago and dropped it , but i didn't use it for this purpose.
Even though Google TBPR is a poor metric , I still look at it to give me a sense of the IBL / link juice power , and what we're looking at is no more than a PR4-5 for that section of the Yahoo directory. To push 45,000 pages i feel we need a PR 7 link.
But am I off the mark. Has the Yahoo directory got that much authority that the link juice will flow and benefit the site. The site is already TBPR5-6
Msg#: 4181677 posted 3:14 pm on Aug 25, 2010 (gmt 0)
I've seen a noticeable boost from a Yahoo Directory listing, though it seemed to taper off enough in subsequent months that I came to feel that the boost may have been more from the "new" listing than from the category listing.
Msg#: 4181677 posted 12:01 am on Nov 10, 2010 (gmt 0)
Yeah, you'll get some boost from the Yahoo directory. However, if you're interested in getting deep level pages indexed I've found that some deep links from multiple sites (directories included) helps a lot. Usually, one or two links will end up in hundreds of surrounding pages getting indexed. Try to find some directories or sites in your niche that will give a deep link and then get some links back major topic pages that are deeper in your site.