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Yahoo UK Paid Submission
Will they consider a links directory?

 8:32 pm on Oct 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Spent ages reading Yahoo UK's FAQ. Tried submitting our site via their free submission method, but hasn't been listed. Therefore we're considering paying the 199 one-time,
non-refundable fee.

However, I was wondering if it is worth forking out the 199 as the site is small (only three pages) and mainly consists of links to other sites.

We make next to no money from the site, so can't afford to lose money on a paid submission if it's unlikely to get us listed.


[edited by: engine at 3:20 pm (utc) on Oct. 31, 2004]



 1:20 am on Oct 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

I can't comment on Yahoo's policy or whether they would accept your site or not - but as you have little or no content, you're using an URL frame redirect to a free hosting provider, and what's worse, your markup is so broken that none of your links are even functional in my browser (apart from your ads), if I were an editor for Yahoo, I would reject it immediately.

I'm sorry to be so harsh about your site, but I would strongly reccommend spending some more time developing it and adding some real unique content, and make the submission then.


 1:48 am on Oct 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thank you very much for your feedback.

P.S. I'm not concerned with browsers that have less than 1% market share. I run over 70 websites and don't have time to consider browsers which hardly anybody who is not a net professional has heard of.


 12:27 pm on Nov 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Are you serious? Your site doesn't work in Mozilla/Firefox which is steadily growing in market share, and you don't care?


 1:15 pm on Nov 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

If it were just Firefox, that's your decision. If you want to exclude that, it's up to you - it's your site.

However, there are several user agents which aren't Internet Explorer which you still need to support: Googlebot and Yahoo Slurp, to name just two. If your markup is so broken that the links don't work in a reasonably standard browser, how can you be sure that the search engine bots can read the page correctly?

Again, it's your choice if you don't mind whether your site can be spidered or not, but if you aren't well-ranked, don't blame the search engine.

Insurrection Guy

 9:47 pm on Nov 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

I've never understood why one site is hardly ever spidered, yet others can't get rid of the little bots.

Maybe there are too many sites/pages on the web.

Who knows - who cares anymore! There are other methods besides Google and Yahoo. use them instead!

[edited by: engine at 10:46 pm (utc) on Nov. 16, 2004]
[edit reason] TOS [/edit]

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