|Yahoo Directory - is it good to assist indexing and ranking|
| 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
| 2:16 pm on Aug 9, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Whitey, the issue is a bit of "grasping and squeezing mercury".
I've read/heard the Oracle of Search Spam endorse links from "quality directories" and, if memory serves me, he specifically named Yahoo.
OTOH, given the shifting winds of the ranking algo - and the user-effects of the ever evolving "assembly and configuration of the SERPs 'on screen'" - the best anyone might offer is test-test-test.
Of course, those who were awarded a "SERPs A" this month, for successful test taking efforts, may fail the SERPs class miserably the following month. :(
| 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.
| 2:55 pm on Oct 28, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Oh,I think that's no way to exist in yahoo dir for free.
| 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.