Osagie Irowa here. Save your $299. Create a few Google blogs with some pages and just link back to your main website site using relevant anchor text.
Research 6 relevant keywords/keyphrases for your business and then create 3 blogs focusing on 2 keywords/keyphrases on each blog. Link each blog and then point them directly to your site. Watch your organic web rankings explode. regards, "gabriel" osagie irowa
[edited by: jatar_k at 4:23 am (utc) on Jan. 24, 2008]
I went into the Yahoo directory in quite a shallow directory, currently on PR3... You know how much difference it made to my serps?... f#[* all... and I get maybe one referral from that link per month.
I made the mistake of paying Y for a directory inclusion many years ago. When they took over Overture they demanded 30c a click for all future clicks from the SERPs - I declined - and that site (clean, completely non-spammy, no.1 in G for years for my chosen keyphrase) has never since had a single click from Y although it is still listed in the directory. We have a saying in the UK, over 100 years old but still true - whoever pays the Danegeld will never get rid of the Dane.