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Has anybody listed Affiliate site in Yahoo directory?
Please share your exparience
Noximus

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Msg#: 2786 posted 9:39 am on Oct 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi all,
I plan to submit my site at yahoo directory (I mean paid submission). But it has many affiliate links on it. How do you think will yahoo like it? It has 1000s of content pages also.
Has anybody listed Affiliate site in Yahoo directory?
Please share your exparience.

Any comments are much appriciated.

Noximus

 

Noximus

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Msg#: 2786 posted 7:30 pm on Oct 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Is not there anybody who has submitted his/her site to Yahoo directory?

soapystar

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Msg#: 2786 posted 8:04 pm on Oct 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

yes yahoo loves affiliate sites in the directory. i guess cause the public dont realy use it and they can grab $299 from you.

PatrickDeese

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Msg#: 2786 posted 8:07 pm on Oct 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

If you have an affiliate site just make sure that you have lots of unique content that other sites in the same cat/directory don't offer.

If you have a ton of "template" content from the merchant you are not likely to be listed.

webmktg

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Msg#: 2786 posted 5:35 am on Oct 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

I agreed with Patrick.

I think the content is the most important thing. If you have unique content I don't see any reason why you should not get listed in the Yahoo Directory.

Noximus

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Msg#: 2786 posted 7:16 am on Oct 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

Do you mean that I should check all the site's contents in my category?

eljefe3

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Msg#: 2786 posted 7:43 am on Oct 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think you basically don't want 1000 cookie cutter pages with just the widget being different on each page.

The question you have to ask yourself is " Is the link worth $299/year" because the directory doesn't drive much traffic anymore that I can see.

internetheaven

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Msg#: 2786 posted 8:28 am on Oct 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

The question you have to ask yourself is " Is the link worth $299/year" because the directory doesn't drive much traffic anymore that I can see.

I'm assuming the guy only wants the link to boost the infamous "PR" to his site? That's the only reason I've known anyone to buy a link from Yahoo.

twebdonny



 
Msg#: 2786 posted 1:55 pm on Oct 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yes, They will take your money and put you in the Directory...of which no one uses, but as for anything else,
if competition exists between you and Yahoo in any way, get ready to get stifled.

george123

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Msg#: 2786 posted 2:21 pm on Oct 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

well...some guys they have been listed in the directory 2-4 years ago mostly via Yahoo India ..sometimes with multiply listings...those where the naive years of Yahoo...during those years those webmasters use to be just amateurs creating pages with good content and user friendly ....slowly they realized that the web makes money so they turn to be (keeping the old content) affiliate sites.and why not if you are #1 for widget...why not get some money advertise travel to widget and blablabla in widget.....

george123

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Msg#: 2786 posted 2:25 pm on Oct 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

i know a guy that he is editor in DMOZ and Yahoo his got 5 pages(multiK's) all with multiply listings in Yahoo and DMOZ,he is for most competitive SERPS #1 in all SE's

Asifm

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Msg#: 2786 posted 4:13 am on Oct 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think it is a waste of money, I never get any traffic from y dir and i wasted 299

toddb

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Msg#: 2786 posted 11:40 am on Oct 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

The highest serps for some very competitive KW's seem to all have Directory listings.

artdog

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Msg#: 2786 posted 5:20 pm on Oct 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

I've got plenty of 1 - 4 rankings in Y! and not in the directory. Although I believe my site to be clean not really interested in drawing attention to myself either. See no value in dir.

adfree

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Msg#: 2786 posted 7:17 am on Oct 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Check the PR of the Directory page. Check the sites listed, if their link:site.tld shows that Y! listing page and the PR is o.k. you could do it for the sake of PR. Pick a category where you only have 20 or 30 parties listed. Also try to be listed as a global authority, they'll include you in all the country directories.

Don't expect too much traffic (depending on attractiveness of topic and sites listed not more than 10 visits a month).

manzan

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Msg#: 2786 posted 3:54 pm on Oct 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

I got a affiliate site in yahoo directory - few months ago. It is unique in some ways but getting in hasn't really helped the site rank.

cabowabo

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Msg#: 2786 posted 1:12 am on Nov 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think it is a waste of money, I never get any traffic from y dir and i wasted 299

You need to do your research and ensure you are getting in the right category. Of the 1200+ submission we have done with Y! not a single one has been a bust. Using the "30 cent visitor" model, our ROI is at minimum double or triple.

CaboWabo

Nuttakorn

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Msg#: 2786 posted 4:27 am on Nov 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

My affiliate site has been listed in top 20 in Yahoo. But now there are disappeared from the list. I thought it should be caused from Yahoo filtered off the affiliate site.

Do you have any idea about? Do they have any chance to get list of affiliate site in Yahoo?

I have seen a lot of affiliate site still appear in Google.

Marcia

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Msg#: 2786 posted 4:51 am on Nov 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

Nuttakorn, for rankings, Yahoo and Google just rank sites differently. If your Yahoo listings are less than what you'd like then check out the on-page optimization and work on that. But this isn't about ranking in Yahoo Search, it's about their Directory so that's a different topic from what's being asked here.

Noximus

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Msg#: 2786 posted 11:32 am on Nov 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thank you guys very much for comments.

Does being included in Yahoo directory ensure being included in Yahoo main index?

submitx

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Msg#: 2786 posted 11:45 am on Nov 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

We do on average 10-20 site submissions to Yahoo every month. Yahoo editors don't seem to be as strict as they used to be. Even one time when the site was declined we were able to get our money back by calling them. I guess they are afraid of charge backs.

As far as affiliate content, if that is the only thing on your site, then most probably it will get declined. If affiliate content is not the primary intent of your site then you are OK. If it is, then there is still a work around. Remove affliate content and then submit, put affiliate content back after you get listed. Yahoo will not revisit your site until it is renewal time a year from your submission date.

Fairla

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Msg#: 2786 posted 4:00 am on Nov 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have listings in the Yahoo directory from the days when Yahoo accepted sites for free. But I no longer get much, if any, traffic from the Yahoo directory. I don't think it's worth paying for.

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