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2:06 am on Sep 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi,
Is Yahoo including sites submitted for free indexing. I tried several times with some sites, and yahoo seems to be not much supportive to free submissions.

Also is it worth to promote in yahoo, as Google is no longer using yahoo's directory.

Any advice would be greatly appriciated.

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Benny

2:10 am on Sept 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I was linked fairly quickly, and yes, Yahoo! is still worthwhile. Google is big, but it is not the only game in town.
2:12 am on Sept 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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mccleark, Thanks for the quick reply.
What are the best search engines/directories to promote? Apart from yahoo & dmoz? Ofcourse, free of cost ;-)

Benny

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Nah. Not that I can see.

But could be that their index is stale.

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Free submission can take over 6 to 8 weeks. Some people have been really lucky and been index in a matter of weeks. However, I think they have great incoming links, which is what gets them indexed so quickly.
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We have never used Yahoo's paid inclusion, but only the free one and the Yahoo! bot is visiting our site daily.
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Yahoo free submissions work. All of my sites are listed in yahoo through the free submissions.
9:41 pm on Sept 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Free submissions work, but LINKS from other sites work best.
3:06 pm on Sept 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Free submission can take over 6 to 8 weeks. Some people have been really lucky and been index in a matter of weeks. However, I think they have great incoming links, which is what gets them indexed so quickly.

If they have great inbound links I guess they get spidered anyway so what's the point in submitting them? Rather, the free submit should help poorly linked websites.

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Just to clarify the 6-8 weeks number is not correct. We typically include the submitted URL via addurl in under 1 week. It will typically be a while longer until we crawl links from the submitted URLs. Yes this service is primarily for sites with poor inbound links.
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Thank you Tim... Yet I would imagine that websites poorly linked deserve less attention from SEs, according to the whole link popularity idea.
1 week is less than an average well linked website waits to get spidered without submitting.
A well linked site should wait less, shouldn't it?
So the 6-8 weeks timing makes more sense to me.
And then there is Site match. Why pay for it if I don't wait long to get in for free? Just for the traffic console and click report? I don't know...

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We do have a daily crawl which updates well linked sites in a shorter timeframe.
8:17 am on Sept 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Alright so what's Yahoo definition of "well linked"?
A number like 100 + inbound links...?
2:20 pm on Sept 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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And would a listing in Yahoo directory in a PR5 category
help in getting indexed quickly?
3:45 pm on Sept 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Alright so what's Yahoo definition of "well linked"?
I suppose one could search on a few competitive terms, check the incoming links to the top ranking sites, and determine that for one's self... ;)
4:04 pm on Sept 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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If you like guesswork, yes.
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Hey,

Are we talking the directory or the web resukts.

I have been trying to get in the directory for a non-profit site for the past 45 weeks. I keep submitting every 6 weeks or so and nothing - nada - zilch. No responses also.

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I just had a site included in the index in 3 days. Not all the pages, but several.
8:12 pm on Sept 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Marcia,

You gotta be talkin about their regular web results. I just can't seem to get into the directory :-(

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Yes, regular web results.
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Yeah, I got most of my pages in there. I get slurped almost every day. I sure wish I could figure out how to get in the directory though. I have been reading posts and it seems to be a crap shoot when going for the free submission. Some get in immediately, some never.

Oh well, I may as well keep trying. I got nothing to lose.

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Tim , how much does a link in yahoo directory would help in getting a new website (and so still poorly linked) quickly indexed for the first time?

Tim

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The directory is an option. Another option is to submit the main pages of the site via the addurl then get good inbound links to your site and wait for your page count to increase over time.
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"addurl then get good inbound links to your site and wait for your page count to increase over time."

I have pr5 300+backlinks in google still not in yahoo how long should i wait

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Does the Netscape 4.7 limitation still apply? I've attempted to add a website to the directory through submit express but I've received an error message
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spaidermen,

Try to submit again. We were experiencing problems, but we made some corrections and everything should be working again.

Thanks,

Yahoo! Mike

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then get good inbound links to your site

hum..now you seem to be saying link exchanges are ok..or are you talking about buying links..either way its artificial...and at the same time inbound links have been stated as a problem for banned sites by email replies from yahoo...

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FREE - submission?

If your site is a for profit website - you will NOT get into the index for free unless you get really lucky and slip by.

If you do get into the directory for free - you will most likely be placed into the WRONG category & since it was free dont expect to be moved!

Yahoo! expects you to pay to be in the directory - they expect you to pay to use site match!

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can someone please tell me how can i have all my pages listed in google and not in yahoo evenn when i enter it www.sitename.com.. I must be missing something teh site is also about 1yr old.. i hope this is the proper place to ask.. pr5 300+ backlinks
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If your site is a for profit website - you will NOT get into the index for free unless you get really lucky and slip by.

I find this funny because I did nothing. I got my site in dmoz, built some high quality RELATED links and sat back. My site now gets slurped almost daily and shows up the the SERPs quite well. I didn't do anything else.

I sure wish I could get in the directory though. Yahoo needs to be more consistent on how they handle that part of their site. Either allow new sites in or don't. None of this "Keep submitting every six weeks" just to see if you got a chance after several years.

Yahoo_Mike?

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