homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.242.200.172
register, free tools, login, search, subscribe, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Accredited PayPal World Seller

Home / Forums Index / Yahoo / Yahoo Search Engine and Directory
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: martinibuster

Yahoo Search Engine and Directory Forum

This 44 message thread spans 2 pages: < < 44 ( 1 [2]     
is it still worth the price to be listed in the Y Directory?
Pico_Train




msg:3745722
 3:55 pm on Sep 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'm sure many people have asked this before but is it still worth the price to be listed in the Y Directory?

 

phatman96




msg:3846585
 6:58 pm on Feb 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

Think logically no traffic will be sent from yahoo directory. You are basically paying 300/year for a very expensive backlink. The one positive factor to it is that google counts that backlink and it my boost your ranking on google... from my experience Yahoo only accounts for 10-15% of total traffic at most. However google is the majority, so if you are not doing well on google, you need more backlinks, and you have 300/year sitting around i would get it. however there are better and FREE ways to get good back links.

[edited by: eelixduppy at 7:03 pm (utc) on Feb. 10, 2009]
[edit reason] no URLs, please [/edit]

JohnRoy




msg:3846604
 7:30 pm on Feb 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

With Yahoo! WEB RESULTS (not paid) we have one site (that was once downgraded by Google) and now generates about 40% traffic (vs. Google which results in only 25%).
Little off topic. But diversification pays.

> $299 is not a lot of money for any businesses.
I can list you 299 sites that ask only 10 bucks to be included in their directory. 10 dollars is not a lot of money for any business. Would you go for it?

BillyS




msg:3846951
 4:08 am on Feb 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

>>I can list you 299 sites that ask only 10 bucks to be included in their directory. 10 dollars is not a lot of money for any business. Would you go for it?

Sorry, it's all about quality, not quantity. I'd rather have one valuable link than 30 worthless ones.

sandboxsam




msg:3850038
 4:50 pm on Feb 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

BillyS

It sounds like you see the Yahoo Directory a a quality paid link.
That is the only thing you get with Yahoo Directory.
The only reason you would do that is for Google ranking.

I am so disgusted with Yahoo, I have quit all pay per click advertising, quit paid submission and if I know knew that Google now longer valued a back link from Yahoo Directory I would drop that in a NY second.

The organic results in Yahoo are just bizarre and what ever method they use to filter for quality needs to be scrapped and completely redesigned from scratch.

Sorry if this sounds a little like a rant but I have been watching Yahoo organic search results getting worse with every algo update for two years.

Terabytes




msg:3850074
 6:29 pm on Feb 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

Yahoo directory is a "paid" link...i would think that G would already devalue it...no?

gm10




msg:3850140
 8:09 pm on Feb 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

>Yahoo directory is a "paid" link...i would think that G would already devalue it...no?

Than what about Yellow Pages, Better Business Bureau? They are also directories where you have to pay for inclusion.

ken_b




msg:3850209
 10:14 pm on Feb 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

Could it be that a link in the Yahoo! directory is more about trust than traffic or PR today?

nomis5




msg:3851775
 8:27 pm on Feb 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

It's not worth it.

BillyS




msg:3851930
 11:55 pm on Feb 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

>>Yahoo directory is a "paid" link...i would think that G would already devalue it...no?

No, in fact Google encourages it.

potentialgeek




msg:3872796
 10:49 pm on Mar 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

No, in fact Google encourages it.

Google once did but may no longer. I don't see the reference in its Guide page, do you?

p/g

ichthyous




msg:3880714
 3:08 pm on Mar 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

I have noticed a slow deflation of traffic from Yahoo in the last few months. It has coincided with my not renewing my Yahoo directory link. I know many people say that a paid directory link has no effect on your positioning in Yahoo, but I find it odd that my Yahoo traffic is down 40% over a few months ago while google is holding steady.

lavelle72




msg:3906929
 7:23 am on May 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

> Yahoo directory is a "paid" link...i would think that G would already devalue it...no?

I think the thing is that there's no guarantees of inclusion and you're paying for the review, so it's not quite the same as most 'paid' links.

mergen




msg:3929395
 9:37 am on Jun 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

ichthyous, i agree with the yahoo getting a clue part. they don't even know how to utilize the huge international presence they have with the yahoo messenger. everyone and their mothers use yahoo messenger in mongolia, but i have not even seen one single ad targeting the mongolian demographic from yahoo. it's a shame really. especially given how much money they are missing out on...

sorry to get off tangent. thanks everyone for their thoughts on the matter. i think i might be staying away from yahoo directory if nothing is changed.

Digmen1




msg:3932725
 7:05 pm on Jun 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

Yes to me (a small new business) $299 is a lot. Especially with the very mixed and negative comments in this thread.
Yahoo need to get with the program and reduce their prices. As others have said there are many ways we can spend our dollars.
You would think that with their poor and declining share of the market share of the market that they would be looking at ways to improve subscribers hits and experiences.

This 44 message thread spans 2 pages: < < 44 ( 1 [2]
Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Yahoo / Yahoo Search Engine and Directory
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved