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Benefits of being in Yahoo Directory

 5:48 pm on Jun 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

Have searched but similar questions are 3 or 4 years old. What are the benfits of being in the Yahoo directory for:

An established site that is well indexed in the Yahoo Serch?

A new site?

The inclusion price seems steep to me.



 5:08 am on Jun 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

You are right it is a lot of money. You can do other things that provide more value for the same money. Yahoo directory gives you a small amount of authority as well as several links with anchor text. You are paying $25 a month for a low pr link from an authority site. If money is a concern I would not do it.


 8:48 pm on Jun 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

I have a site around 4 years old and I'm now considering a Yahoo Diretory Listing for $299. I run Adsense on 400 pages of unique content. Could the adsense be a problem in getting site in the Yahoo Directory....



 9:07 pm on Jun 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

Discussed a similar topic last week.

Benefits of inclusion in the Yahoo Directory depends on how you value a link.

Imo, the best links have solid backlinks themselves. I bumped into a formerly important company in the search space that is slumming selling links from it's PR 5 and 6 topical hub pages. It's backlinks are total crap, all of it, and I mean 100%, are nepotistic. No outside citations. Bad backlinks! No donut for you!

Yahoo Directory's backlinks are impeccable. They're natural and solid, backed up by age and authority. If the riff-raff stay out because they don't think the PR is worth it, and the editors weed out the remaining riff-raff, then that directory listing looks even better to me.


 9:16 pm on Jun 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

martinibuster is right. I was just saying if you don't have much of a budget you might wait. I still say that there are ways to get better links for less. But if you have enough money to do both then you should. I have yahoo directory links on all my sites and I always recommend getting them.


 11:50 pm on Jun 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

A timely post. It's been years since I did a Yahoo directory submission but I need to consider doing it again for a handful of client sites... I have 2 questions.

1) in your opinion, are paid directory submissions any different in Google's eyes than selling links?

2) if you had $1000 to spend on directory submission/review fees would you:

spend it on Yahoo + BOTW + 2 or 3 others to be on pages 6 or 7 levels deep with zero PR


spread it out across 20-25 less authoratative directories?


 10:18 am on Jun 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

Benefits of being in Yahoo Directory

Depends where you are - if you are in the UK they stopped taking entries for the Y! directory a long time ago

Jakes Redding

 6:54 pm on Jun 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

Well, my submissions from last month have not been listed, so Ill be submitting again. Has anyone been successful with free Yahoo Directory listing of a commercial site in one of these countries (United Kingdom, Canada, Singapore, Asia)?



 8:46 pm on Jun 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

Benefits of being in Yahoo Directory

Absolutely NONE. Waste of money, period.


 8:43 pm on Jul 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

Agree with the others. Complete waste of money.

I'd argue that 20-30% of yahoo directory listings are banned in the own search engine. What kind of "trust" does yahoo have in its own diretory. Zero.

They ban their own paying customers that have been human reviewed for quality. Thats why the company is year by year clearly heading down the tubes.

Since yahoo directory generates no clicks either, you are better off paying 10 other quality/human reviewed directories like best of the web for listings then yahoo in my opinion.


 11:34 pm on Jul 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

The cost is trivial and the benefits are obvious. If you can get in, get in.

(Submitting for free is a waste of time though. Just pay and get it over with.)


 8:40 am on Jul 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

This argument tends to come up at least once a month - might be a good idea to stick it in the Library.

I say unequivocally, that Y! is a good idea. It will give you a bump in authority if you otherwise don't have it and makes your positions much more defensible. I speak from personal experience with a whole bunch of sites in different niches.

As for Big G, they recommend it. Quoting from The Webmaster FAQ at [google.com...]

# Submit your site to relevant directories such as the Open Directory Project and Yahoo!, as well as to other industry-specific expert sites.

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