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I'm not fully sure yet of the value, but having our meta title replaced in the SERP's with the directory title that Yahoo edited for us has provided us with disadvantages, because the new title is not as prominent in the listings.
This actually reflects a big question that I have. I recently did a redesign for a client, and was kind of surprised that their title hadn't changed in Yahoo yet. It then occured to me that they were listed in Y's directory for the particular industry that they're in, but the title doesn't reflect the keywords I optimized the title with.
So does this mean that their homepage will never be indexed in Yahoo with the title that I provided? Is there a way to circumvent this? The bigger reason why I was hired was to improve their search engine rankings.