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Asked for the change to be made on dmoz and it is done already.
Yahoo directory at $299 per year isn't exactly cheap. But I do expect an 'expedited' service for that.
Am I being unfair?
Your expectations of the Yahoo directory may be out of touch with reality. For $299 a year, there are a huge number of Google PR6+ sites who'll happily sell you a link with whatever anchor text you want. If Yahoo isn't giving you the bang for your buck you expect, then spend your bucks elsewhere. If Yahoo can't satisfy you as a customer, so long has you have money, surely someone will serve you quickly. ;)
It does seem odd that the likes of google positively encourage the purchase of links on yahoo but hound anybody actively selling links.
>It does seem odd that the likes of google positively encourage the purchase of links on yahoo but hound anybody actively selling links.
I absolutely agree. Google definitely has a double standard here. While Google frowns generally on buying and selling links for SEO reasons, they actually recommend the Yahoo directory by name. Particularly odd today as Yahoo isn't using Google data for their SERPs.
Or or are you talking about something else?
I don't put much stock in that statement. I have one competitor whoose inbound links leaped from a few 1000 to 500,000 from buying links. Before this the site was number one on a ton of 2 word keywords for years despite all sorts of spammy techniques which are allegedly banned. Since this huge leap, the site has remained top dog and has even aquired more keyword listings. Whatever they're doing, the homepage appears on many keywords regardless of whether or not the search terms are on page or not.
There are some good reason's to do this. That this mostly is an issue with non-SEOed sites is a reasonable argument this isn't all that bad of thing. Any SEO worth his salt would make sure in addition to getting inbound anchor text links to also at least put those keywords on the page.
Yahoo normally would never ever change a listing once it has been listed even if you request a change,Tis true. I have repeatedly notified them of a site that no longer exists. Its been 404 for years, literally. They won't remove it, so when you search on google for 'region keyword', the Y! page always shows up in the results because this non existent site's name is 'region keyword'. I assume this can't be a paid listing because it has been longer than a year and it was never a commercial site. I guess they just don't care if they look foolish.