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Yahoo Directory Listing Order

What Determines the Order a Site is Listed in the Yahoo Directory?

     
5:17 am on Jan 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone know, what is their directory popularity based on?

In our niche (let's name it "widget classifieds"), we are an authority website, #3 world wide. Yahoo Directory has 41 websites for this subcategory and we are listed as #41 -- very last and the only listing on the second page with PR0 (the first page is PR5).

I emailed Yahoo Directory support regarding this question. The answer I got was totally unprofessional -- they suggested to increase popularity by bidding at Overture. A regular upsale for an idiot, I guess.

It's not that I'm furious or mad, I just want to know why such an akward thing does, in fact, happen. Did anyone have similar issues?