Hi, Just wanted to know if it is worthwhile to submit information based sites to Yahoo directory which are useful for readers. I have an informational site on aeromodelling, with original content written by me. It is my hobby site & has 20 pages. No ads or affiliate advtg etc on this site. Should I try for free listing? How long does it take for approval?
I've had sites listed in Yahoo for free in the recent past, within a couple of weeks of submission. I've also had similar sites not get listed. If you have an eligible site, then I think it comes down to luck of the draw, but yes, there is a chance that you'll get in.
It's well worth trying - I too have had some sites listed very fast recently, even got a couple with sunglasses.
What I have noticed is the reviewers seem to like blogs as part of a site. Make sure your site is looking spiffy, no bad links, everything working right and then give it a go.
What it is worth is another issue - I get virtually no visitors from the directory, even for the two "cool" sites which appear at the top of their categories. But it's a link, and if you get it easily from a good source a link is always worth having.
You will start appearing on scraper sites all over the place as soon as you are listed - though I have not been aware of that doing any particular harm.