Msg#: 4077727 posted 4:52 pm on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)
We saw dimishing returns from Yahoo Directory years ago.
Rather than cancel our listing, we changed our Credit Card info to a prepaid card with a near zero balance, just to see what would happened.
We never received any correspondence from Yahoo on trying another card, and our listings are still there after a couple of years.
I just checked the Yahoo wallet however, and I see a bunch of unpaid invoices for Yahoo Directory Listings, however.
I beginning to beleive that Yahoo Directory is on auto-pilot. Nobody is maintaining it. Unpaid bills from Yahoo directory is not going to accounts or collections. Its just there to suck in all those automatic payments.
Msg#: 4077727 posted 2:33 am on Feb 13, 2010 (gmt 0)
Well here's my experience with Y dir. I submitted one site to the dir back in about '05 or '06. I paid the fee and it never renewed. The site is still listed.
I submitted another site in Dec/08. It auto-renewed in Dec/09 which I got a refund for because it's not worth the annual fee IMHO. The listing is still there today, I just checked. So will it disappear? Who knows. I can tell you I did e-mail with another human regarding the refund so there is at least one person still working there ;-)
I'm not sure I've ever got a real visitor from there mind you... so as far as I can tell all I paid for was a little link juice.