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Also is it worth to promote in yahoo, as Google is no longer using yahoo's directory.
Any advice would be greatly appriciated.
... you have a commercial site?
Well then - Y! would like you to pay $45 per page + 15c+ per click ...
Not so. Of course, they'd like to get the money but not paying will not by any means keep pages from being indexed and ranking well. And being updated fairly regularly, as a matter of fact. From the looks of it, it seems updates are taking only a couple of weeks.
The index is full of commercial pages that never paid a dime, and they're doing just fine.
I had several pages from assorted sites PFI'd via PostionTech and many not PFI'd. All of them made the transition to YST with no major problems.
[edited by: mona at 10:03 pm (utc) on Sep. 23, 2004]
Thanks for your help
I paid $299 for the express inclusion. I'm in the directory but not in Yahoo Search. I didn't know there was a difference. Will I be in the search soon. That's where I want to be. Any input or direction is appreciated
I had tons of pages for a site I manage crawled in Yahoo and this site has a lot of important backlinks, including a few 8 PR, several 7 PRs, and lots of 6, 5, and 4s [Based on Google PR].
Then I decided to get greedy and buy a 7 PR Yahoo directory listing for this site and went after it, got it, and was happy. But after a few days I noticed all the crawled pages completely out of index. Even using the whole domain name or any possible query does not yield the site in its results, except the directory listing. I checked the logs and it shows that Yahoo is now retrieving only robots.txt file which implies that the site is penalized. The site didn't exist during the Inktomi era and hence there's no question of the "inherited" penalties from Inktomi.
This has led me to believe that if you want a free ride, never pay a dime to Yahoo by means of a directory listing. Of course this is only my opinion, others may differ, and I am not here for an argument.
Thank you for writing to Yahoo! Search.
Yahoo! Search crawls the web every 2-4 weeks and automatically finds new
content for indexing. If pages already in the Yahoo! Search index link
to your site, it will be considered for inclusion in the next update of
the index. Getting your site listed in major directory services such as
the Yahoo! Directory and DMOZ is an excellent way to be sure that there
are links to your site. For information on all the possibilities please
see our site submit information page at:
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Make mine a double Waborita after soaking that in.