OK, so a normal Overture account will provide premium listings for anywhere from $.10 to $10.00 + / per click.
A Yahoo directory listing is $299.00 that provides the following benefits:
1) A directory entry, if approved
2) A re-stated title and description to match the directory entry if the root page shows up in the serps.
Yahoo paid inclusion offers 24-48 hour refreshes for $10/page (beyond 11) + $.15 to $.30 a click.
A page which pays will supposedly not be penalized, but there is no written guarantee, and it has happened to people in the past on other engines.
So... PPC sponsored listings are the way to go if it's less than $.30/click or $.15/click for a top 3 spot.
Then there's the other service of bulk inclusion using XML and paying $.45? / click - but with that there is no per-url fee.
Do I have this right? It seems that there are so many options it's difficult to ascertain which is a good place to put money.
Here's a question. My web site has 3,000 + pages, but 2950 of those pages are dedicated to images, about 50 are text pages with good content. Would I even be considered for a bulk account since in reality my site is 50 pages and not 3000?