|Yahoo and BizEx|
After looking long and hard at my clients site (thanks NFFC) I've taken the plunge with credit card in hand in submitted through Biz Ex.
The Site was submitted on 6/10 and anyone thats interested I will keep this updated with information.
Something that did put an smile on my face, on the submit page after all the details ie site,client,credit card the conditions page came up twice, just to remind me that this is only for yahoo to look at the site and does not guarantee indexing :), do you think their trying to tell me something
7 days and counting.
I'd say relax about it, you've got no worries.
From my experience, Yahoo BizEx is not capricious in any way about taking your money and then turning down a site.
I've had no problems at all with client sites to date -- whereas the free submission has been nearly hopeless for some time. Might as well hire a witch to cast spells.
You'll LOVE the traffic.
I know what you mean I've forgotten how many sites i've submitted to yahoo using the free route with only 1 site to show for it. mind you he gets great traffic
just to let you know recevied an e-mail from yahoo today, site's been accepted :)
I submitted a site to yahoo on October 2nd, using the free submit and received notification on October 10th, saying "The URL you submitted . . . has been added to Yahoo! It will appear after our next update, which probably will occur within the next 2-4 days.
A different site I submitted on September 6th, has yet to be added.
For reference the site types.
The site submitted on October 2nd, was a shopping site with around 50 pages.
The site submitted on September 6th was a site promoting a supplier of industrial products with 8 pages.
I am somewhat surpised that the one site was listed so fast using the free submit, eight days, one day out of the 7 day payed for period.
I have serveral theories but would be interested in others thoughts.
OK tigger, time to fess up.;)
Are you seeing a good level of traffic from your new listing, are you happy with your listing, was Biz Express a "good experience"?
thanks for the interest, overhall very happy with experence, took around 5 days to look at the site and confirm that it was aceptable to them (phew).
The directory listing are to say the least great :). the site is in 4 categories, all at the top. I don't really think I could ask for anything better than that. Also the other keywords for the client have now been picked up by google so he's showing very nicley there as well.
Just while we are on the subject of google, I submitted the main URL only and most of my doorways have been collected but some keywords (the ones I really wanted ranked) have not, how would you go about submitting them, as I don't want to upset the apple cart by re-submitting the URL agian, should I just re-submit the doorway alone or wait?
Traffic so far is up by 25% this month, but as the listing with yahoo only showed up last week next month maybe a better indication.
I have been in the past, quite nervous about telling clients to pay, but after this I have no worries about it, in fact a client has just instructed me to produce a new site for his company and do the marketing I told him about the business express route and he was quite happy to take my advice and pay :), just one thought, this site's going to be a flash site with a non flash site alternative as well, any thoughts on how yahoo view this.
thanks for help.
Hi tigger, thanks for the great info regarding your Biz Express experience!
BTW, I notice you mentioned listing in four categories. I thought Yahoo! used to limit sites to two categories only?
Does paying for submission allow you some latitude with the two-cat limit? 8)
I think the speed of the free submit sometimes depends on the category that your submitting to. For instance i've noticed it's much easier to get in using the free submit if you suggest a regional category.
Update: as far as the listings with yahoo, I was always under the impression you only got listed twice whether you paid or not, but this particular client has done very well for his $199 his site is listed in 6 categories most at number 1, which probably explanes why his traffic has gone through the roof :)