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Yahoo! Business Express Woes
Site placed in an unrelated category, and appeal denied!

10+ Year Member

Msg#: 50 posted 12:40 pm on Dec 27, 2000 (gmt 0)

I'm hoping someone here can advise me on what action (if any) I can take to get my site properly listed via Yahoo Business Express.

I paid the $199 for the Yahoo BizEx service, but have reason to believe the site was not "reviewed" in any real sense of the word.

I used the service to submit the site www.mydomainguidetogambling.com (aiming for what seems to be the most appropriate category, /Recreation/Gambling/ ).

The reason I am doubtful of the review is that the site was placed in the blatantly unrelated category,
/Business_and_Economy/Shopping_and_Services/Gambling/Web_Based_Gambling/ ,

a category containing nothing but online casinos / sportsbooks - over 800 of them! (a quick look at both categories will
reveal the extent of the 'miscategorization', and hopefully demonstrate that this is not merely a matter of conjecture).

It is immediately obvious upon viewing that the site has nothing whatsoever to do with Web Based Gambling (nor really Shopping and Services for that matter). It is a gambling *information* site.

Naturally, I appealed the category decision, however the appeal was declined with a generated email.

I don't want to aggravate Yahoo, as my past experiences have been positive when using Business Express.

On the other hand, I don't feel like paying $199 when it seems that the site was not "reviewed" to any degree whatsoever.
Yahoo Surfers have deadlines to meet, but surely if a review is paid for, the Y! Surfer should take a time to determine the correct category. And in this case, the category is immediately

Any assistance enormously appreciated.

<edit: no urls, please -rcj>



10+ Year Member

Msg#: 50 posted 3:17 am on Dec 28, 2000 (gmt 0)


If it's any consolation, the listing you got will show up first on a keyword search, before Recreation/Gambling.



10+ Year Member

Msg#: 50 posted 7:45 am on Dec 28, 2000 (gmt 0)

This on-line yahoo form may help you.

If it doesn't help try emailing submission support at:


please note:
if you email them be professional, concise, and informative as this usually results in positive action when an error has occured.


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 50 posted 6:05 pm on Dec 29, 2000 (gmt 0)

Yahoo, when you use Business Express, says that Business Express is specifically for a listing under a Business_and_Economy category, too. So it may not be reasonable to expect a listing anywhere else.

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