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Paid or free listing on Yahoo

Is there a difference?

5:30 pm on Aug 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I paid to have a site to be reviewed by Yahoo quite some time back. I donít remember if it was a pay once offer or a subscription but either way I havenít been paying to have the listing maintained.
The site is currently still listed in its respective category but I get hardly any referrals from the link.
I was wondering is there a difference between being paid up or not? Would I get more traffic if I were a paid up listing?
3:28 pm on Aug 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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In my experience & that of other webmasters I know, it seems that paying for a listing is similar to buying a movie ticket from Fandango.com; you get into the movie a little earlier but that it; everyone gets in eventually & it really doesn't do you any good to pay Yahoo's insane fees just to have them move you to the front of the movie line.
11:57 pm on Aug 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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but I get hardly any referrals from the link

Direct referrals from the Y! Directory are not all that common. But the influence that a Y1 Directory link can have on search results, just because it's a strong link from a trusted authority page, can be very strong. So the value of the link cannot be measured just by the number of click-throughs from the directory page alone.