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Msg#: 3250852 posted 3:59 am on Feb 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hey guys,
I have bought Yahoo! Dir listing couple a weeks ago and my listing appeared on category's main page under 'new' links section. This link was valuable as it got me better yahoo serps and some traffic as well. HOWEVER since last week my listing disappeared from main category page and probably went to oblivion, somewhere when even God can't find it :(

Why is this happening, and how to avoid this from happening in the future? Or better to ask, how to return my link on main category page? Is there some kind of optimization for directory, what's the deal?

Please help me out! I really appreciate it!

Thanks a million!




5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3250852 posted 1:02 am on Feb 20, 2007 (gmt 0)



10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3250852 posted 1:21 am on Feb 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hi Manca,

This has to do with popularity. You possibly have seen the "SITE LISTINGS By Popularity Alphabetical " heading on the top of your section of the directory.

The directory defaults to sort by popularity.

Yahoo writes:

By Popularity
By default, Directory site listings are presented sorted by popularity and relevance. Sites that are most popular with users or the most relevant to the category appear at the top of the site listings. The order of web sites or web documents is based upon Yahoo! Search Technology. If the category is large, the listings will display over multiple pages with pagination displayed at bottom of the page.

So all you have to do is make your site more popular :) Basically that means more people need to click on your directory listing than on other peoples' listings.


5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3250852 posted 1:11 pm on Feb 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

Thanks for great reply sagerock.

How am I supposed to get people click on my directory listing when they can't find it anywhere :(? I mean, what's the best way to get your site more popular and listed on first page within certain category? Any suggestions?

Thanks again, I really appreciate it!


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