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Not in Y! SERPS, will paying to be in Directory help?

Can someone give a definitive answer?

     
10:39 am on Oct 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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hi folks,

I've looked through this forum and some old threads but I can't seem to find a definitve answer to my query (if there is one then please point me to it :))

If I am not coming up in the natural Yahoo serps, will paying to join the directory help me on this? If I am accepted into the directory, will this mean my site will be spidered and ranked in the serps?

As for why we aren't listed in the serps I can't give a definite answer, I always used to do really well in Google until the August purges so I'm looking round for other traffic sources.

Thanks,

Rusty

9:12 am on Oct 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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If I am not coming up in the natural Yahoo serps,

Do you mean you are paying for SiteMatch? If so, you won't be crawled by the natural spider until you stop that. (un-officially of course)

If I am accepted into the directory, will this mean my site will be spidered and ranked in the serps?

Your site will be spidered, and I assume by "rank" you mean "be listed"? I would say yes, as if you make it past a human editor you will generally get past the spider.

As for why we aren't listed in the serps I can't give a definite answer, I always used to do really well in Google

How long has the site been up? Also, how many inbound links are showing for you in Yahoo? Just because you are not listed doesn't mean your backlinks will not show.

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AFAIK a directory listing will not guarantee a listing in the SERPs, I'd try to identify why you're not already listed before forking out for the directory.
12:29 pm on Oct 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Im in the directory, not in serps,
12:37 pm on Oct 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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zeus:Im in the directory, not in serps.
zeus did your page dealing with travel?LOL....
3:46 pm on Oct 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I am in the directory. It took a few tries but they eventually did modify my listing to my new URL. Unfortunately, my new URL has vanished from the Yahoo index...not sure why.
5:11 pm on Oct 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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"I can't seem to find a definitve answer to my query"

There are no definative answers, it's all in flux like life itself.

6:03 pm on Oct 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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No travel site here.

Im almost 100% sure if you pay for directory, you will not automatic be placed in yahoo serps.

6:26 pm on Oct 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have a site that's only in the paid directory that's in the SERPs. However, it's been there long before the big switch.
10:15 pm on Oct 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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There are no definative answers, it's all in flux like life itself.

The answer to life?

"I think therefore I spam ...."

but maybe the most relevant to Yahoo is Nietzsche:

"Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!"

;)

3:35 pm on Oct 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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"Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!"

well said Internetheaven

10:23 pm on Oct 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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My site has been in the Yahoo! directory for over a year. Site is very strong in Google; used to be in the Yahoo! SERPS. Hasn't been found in the Yahoo! SERPS since the Yahoo!/Ink merge. Can't figure it out. Stopped trying. It apppears in my industry Yahoo! doesn't matter much.
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thanks, guys.

guess the struggle goes on.