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If my Yahoo category has no PR...
...still worth it?
LastDuaL

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Msg#: 2423 posted 1:58 am on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm thinking about getting my site into the yahoo directory, but the page I would be listed on has a pagerank of zero. I've heard that there are "other bonuses" to being listed by Yahoo, but I'm a little unclear what those are exactly. Should I go ahead and submit anyway?

Also, my site is new but I managed to get a dmoz listing already (miracles happen). I still have PR0 and Google doesn't yet show any inbound links (I've gained about 200). Is this because I've only been live for 3-4 weeks? I show up on page 10 of a search for my exact title phrase (also my URL)...Hopefully this will improve when google updates...

 

robotsdobetter

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Msg#: 2423 posted 6:08 am on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

You shouldn't buy links for Page Rank, but for traffic.

Also, my site is new but I managed to get a dmoz listing already (miracles happen). I still have PR0 and Google doesn't yet show any inbound links (I've gained about 200). Is this because I've only been live for 3-4 weeks? I show up on page 10 of a search for my exact title phrase (also my URL)...Hopefully this will improve when google updates...
Google doesn't show all of your backlinks, you are better off to get this information from Yahoo!, MSN, etc. Check the Cached of the sites you are interested in and see if the backlink is in the Cached, if it is they likely know this and have already counted in their search engine factors.

You may have no Page Rank because Google updated to soon before they would include your web site in the update on the toolbar, so you may have to wait for a few months to see your Page Rank, but it doesn't matter anyway because it's out of date anyway. Backlinks may also have been updated to soon before it would show up.

LastDuaL

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2423 posted 2:08 am on May 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

Your probably right that my links are most likely too recent.

I'm still confused about the yahoo directory though. In almost any category that has multiple pages, the second page and onwards see a drastic reduction in PR. I've heard that dynamic urls like yahoo uses (that have "?" in the url) are not well viewed by search engines. And what reason am I submitting for if not to increase my traffic through search engines?

Everyone seems to say that PR doesn't matter anymore, but while there may be other important factors, PR is still important. You still can't rank for any competitive search term without good links. The questionable way yahoo structures their categories makes me wonder if it will help me in any search engine other than yahoo...and some users here even doubt that it will do that.

steveb

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Msg#: 2423 posted 2:31 am on May 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

You'll never get onto the first page unless you pay your dues on the second page. Clearly being on the second page is not as good as the first, by a lot, but it actually serves as a good way to weed out non-serious businesses. I'd suggest if you are in it for the long haul that you don't permanently cede this quality resource to your competitors.

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