I received confirmation e-mail 5th(feb)searchable by the 8th,hope this helps.
Received notification on Sat (10th) searchable by end of day Pacific Time on the 12th, directory lising by end of day 13th
But was it found in the category immediatly?
>What are your current (last 30days) experiences with Yahoo addition time?
Free submissions? Or paid? Or both?
Directory = Category so 3 days
Mine was a paid submission.
The reason I was asking was because there is this VIP domain [webmasterworld.com] that was submitted by a highly respected directory expert [webmasterworld.com]. She received confirmation on friday [dir.yahoo.com] that the site had been accepted. It wasn't until this morning [dir.yahoo.com] that it was in the category listing.
I'd tried 4 times and had been rejected. Laisha got it on her first try.
Webmaster hero of the month award for service above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you Laisha.
Aww...shucks. T'weren't nothin'.
I came back here to post a timeline on exactly that submission and found that you'd posted about it! :) Thank you, Brett. You're gonna make me cry!
The timeline, for anyone interested, is not an unusual one. It's a little slower than the BizExpress one:
Submitted - 1/31
Notification of Acceptance - 2/9
Appeared on What's New Page (also retrievable via the search feature) - 2/10
Shows in cat - 2/14
Okay, now I'm starting to wonder... Does Yahoo! tell you if you've been rejected? I've been trying for two years to get this one site listed, watching bad site and worse get in before me, and I never get any sort of response from them. Even when I e-mail support to ask the status or if my domain is still in processing, I get nothing from them. I've done my best not to spam them, and I've never flown off the handle... So is my not getting anywhere with them a sign of a personal distaste in my design or Yahoo!'s standard operating policy?
>Webmaster hero of the month award for service above and beyond the call of duty.
Cheers for Laisha! Now all you need is some well-deserved sun-glasses for WmW.
>some well-deserved sun-glasses for WmW
or for the ultimate in branding, a Webmaster World tatoo
It's taking us about a week on most sites...for the whole process. For example, for the last site we submitted:
Submitted on Monday - Rejected on Wednesday - we appealed that same day - Received Email today - Hasn't appeared yet (usually it takes 24 hours).
This case was an anomaly because we usually get listed on the first attempt. But I found it interesting because it added the whole appeal perspective.
So, my suggestion: if you use BizEx and your site gets rejected, try to appeal. We've been pretty successful with this in the past.
>So is my not getting anywhere with them a sign of a personal distaste in my design or Yahoo!'s standard operating policy?
I have *never* received word back from them except when using biz express. And even then, they did not read my appeal, but sent me a standard form email.
Honestly, I don't think they have the time. They get so many emails every day they are just swamped. Keep trying...someday your email will get to the top.
I get acceptance email for free submissions about 75% of the time. I have never gotten a rejection notice, and simply wait 6 weeks or so before assuming that the site hasn't been accepted.
Of course, I get email every time with BizExpress.
It would be nice to use BizExpress, but I'm still working on getting my CT-To-Sales ratios high enough to justify spending that kind of money. I've gotten a couple sites in free the first time, but this one just seems to totally bog down.
Of course, I've never been known to refuse the charity of others... ;-)
>>>I get acceptance email for free submissions about 75% of the time. <<<
OMG, jaw drops to the floor. 75% of the time on FREE submissions? What is the secret to that? What kind of time period from submission to listing?
I submitted a site for well over a year every month to six weeks or so. I never ever heard anything, and got no replies to inquiries. Just the other day, I broke down and went with the biz express, and it was listed in two days, with no probs, and no modification to the title or description. Apparently everything was A-OK it just took 200 bucks to get someone to look at it.
Are you submitting, killer informational sites like WMW, non profits, or something that YAHOO sees a need to pay more attention to? I'm absolutley amazed at a 75% success rate on Free submission.
i submit for free on yahoo, and i receive almost all times a mail of acceptance or rejection.
It takes me about 1 or more month to be on yahoo in any category.
but i'm french and most of my site are in french, so i submit on yahoo.fr, much easier i think :)
Anyone any opinions on whether I should
drop Yahoo an email yet? They accepted my
site finally after $200 on Tuesday of last
week - unfortunately it has not yet displayed
in the category.
Should I remain patient or email them now?
Your thoughts appreciated.
Keep an eye on your log files.
Like ODP, Yahoo editors leave a trace in your logs when they visit. If an editor visits and then your site doesn't get listed you are doing something wrong- improve the site and resubmit.
If your site isn't visited within four weeks resubmit. If this persists, time to dig into your pockets.
>OMG, jaw drops to the floor. 75% of the time on FREE submissions? What is the secret to that? What kind of time period from submission to listing?
I'm cute? :)
Actually, I don't know the secret. I didn't realize that it was that uncommon.
>I submitted a site for well over a year every month to six weeks or so.
I never submit more than 3 times. After that, it's Plan B.
>Are you submitting, killer informational sites like WMW, non profits, or something that YAHOO sees a need to pay more attention to?
All my clients have killer information. If they don't when they come to me, they do before we submit. It's the key to ranking.
I also approach all submissions and communications from the POV of an editor, who would be looking for benefits to their consumers.
5 for 5 free submission success rate within the last month.
Submission are to the local directory with secondary to a category.
Common to receive message from Yahoo within two to three days after submit.
Searchable in the category within 72 hours after.
I follow the editior suggested guidelines.