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How to get into "Most Popular" listings?
In yahoo directory
Jessica




msg:821238
 11:56 am on Oct 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

Anyone knows?
Thanks.

 

skiguide




msg:821239
 2:59 pm on Oct 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

it's based on overall click popularity - there's nothing you can do to boost it.
(no, clicking on your own link a thousand times doesn't work;)

if you have a good description and your yahoo listing comes up for a lot of searches, then you eventually get to "most popular" overtime.

one tactic you can try for a couple months is to be a sponsored site in your category, to get your site listing more noticed at the top of the page if you're buried low in the listings. But that doesn't really always work, because it has to be highly visited category page, and most of Yahoo users search, not surf.

4crests




msg:821240
 3:47 pm on Oct 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

It is Click Popularity, but not totally. My site pops in and out of the "most popular" section. Sometimes I'm not there, but there is a couple sites that don't get much traffic that are there. So, it isn't just click pop.

I've never been able to totally figure it out.

zeus




msg:821241
 7:42 pm on Oct 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

I have also been in the most popular listings, but I dont think it has anything to do with click troughs.

zeus

keyplyr




msg:821242
 10:52 pm on Oct 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

My site is often in Yahoo's Most Popluar for my cat. Nice to get the extra link. Don't think it helps with Google PR or anything else though. Since it's near the top of the page, it may help a bit with traffic, but almost all of my Yahoo traffic comes from searches, not the directory.

I'd really like to get a pair of those cool red sunglasses though. I understand the editors give them to sites they feel warrant a visit. Funny, one of the two sites that has the glasses in my cat has not been updated since 1998, all of the email address bounce and most of their outgoing links are 404.

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