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Am I missing something?

 4:49 am on Mar 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

Well I've been listed on Yahoo! Canada for almost 24 hours. I looked through my log files and not a single referral from Yahoo! Does anyone know at least partial scoop on the ranking algo. I thought I understood it somewhat - obviously not. Is Yahoo! case sensitive?




 5:19 am on Mar 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

When you get added to Yahoo, your listing is available in the category right away, but it won't show up in search results for a few days. Give it 4-5 days, and you should begin to see traffic after they refresh.


 5:29 am on Mar 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the encouraging words but the site is already searchable and it shows at number 868 out of 890(website matches). (hope that I won't get banned from WmW after admitting this):)


 8:49 am on Mar 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

Are the keywords you are searching on included in your title and description?

Are a good portion of the listings above you category matches? You can't do much about the cat matches, but you can try to get your listing changed if the editor wrote a bad one that doesn't include your keywords. This is alot easier to do if it was a paid submission.


 1:31 pm on Mar 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

I've seen this, and then over the next few weeks it will work it's way up the listings. I believe it's the tracking of click throughs that does this.


 5:01 pm on Mar 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

The primary keyword is in a very short title, in the description and in the url. Only that in the title it's capitalized.


 6:27 pm on Mar 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

I'd submit the yahoo.ca/your_category to some engines, especially Google. While this will do nothing for your present ranking on Yahoo, you should see a boost due to the yahoo link.

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