|Y Directory - is it worth the $300 anymore?|
From those with 1 site, or hundreds, the question seems real for once
I dont own a ton of sites, but I own a few, and going through the end of the year numbers that $299 renewal of Yahoo Directory jumps out at me. I know the main answer is "ROI" but not all tracking software works the same, some YDir traffic comes in as just "yahoo", etc. I just am looking for a general feel on this subject.
Is Y!Directory worth the 300 bucks, in your opinion
No, it is not. In my experience/opinion:
- Does not boost SERP results
- Almost no direct traffic
May affect PR, but for 300 bucks you might as well invest time in approaching a few blogs here and there to get a more topical and diverse set of backlinks.
I think so, I just paid my bill in December.
|Is Y!Directory worth the 300 bucks, in your opinion |
Well, I am still waiting to find out. I bought a listing at the end of December 2010 but G still hasn't seen it. The cache in Google is dated Dec 10 2010. Looks like I will be paying the $300 for 10 months :)
ps..averaging 1 unique per day :(
This is the million dollar question for me. If I'm going to do it, now would be the right time. But $300 is pretty hefty. I suppose it really depends on how large the website is. For a site with hundreds of pages, many employees, and a huge budget, it's a no brainer. But for a small, one man operation, it's a very tough call.
I agree with Decius about the 'no direct traffic' part. Who really uses directories such as Yahoo to find info/products? I think the decision must be 100% based on whether or not you think it will boost your SERP on the major search engines.
My personal preference? Getting links from multiple sites that have links in the Yahoo directory.
Go have a look at the listings in the directory in your niche, and related areas. Any way you can dig out a link from any of those sites?
I got one from a guy recently who's got a link from Yahoo and DMOZ because his site's been around so long. Helped the 80 year old guy find some new hosting, got him set up and he gave me a link. Get a few of those, that's gotta be as good as a direct yahoo link, no $300.