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It also allows you to cancel your listing right there from the manager. This is very helpful information. I hope I don't have to cancel any of my sites. I hope they implement some positive changes. I don't have to decide until 2/03 - that's when my first site expires.
I had 22 sites dumped to no mans land resulting in a loss of 100s of 1-10 keyword listings and a whopping 70% drop in traffic and revenues.
However, I'm still getting the OLD suggest Express submit form. Maybe you're getting a sneak preview?
If it its, I think this is great because I have a feeling I will not be renewing many sites ;) They were saying people would only be able to do it by replying to the original email, which many people may not be able to, so this is good news.
One thing I noticed today:
They have really downplayed the "Suggest a Site" link. It used to be pretty prominent, but now it's hidden all the way in the footer.
Ps. I don't know why you don't see the "Submit Express" changes. It is really prominent now - it is in a colorful box with border and all - you can't miss it now if you tired. Maybe its not changed across the different regions yet.
I was able to see it from your link, but not if I'm trying to submit a site directly from the directory.
Also, I noticed they added an icon to Overture on the bizex submission page. This switch is becoming more and more glaringly obvious.
We have the same attitude as you, we just have to reoptimize and wait to see what Yahoo does. Yahoo sure forced us to have all our eggs in the google basket. Only time will tell, and hours and hours of research and optimization. Good luck to all, and most of all... PLEASE YAHOO BRING BACK THE OLD DIRECTORY AS DEFAULT!
Now if I could only remember all the throwaway email addresses I used to sign up, it might save me some $$.
Uhh...yeah...and all the throwaway passwords, and birthdays, too. :) I don't even remember if I was "male" or "female" in some of those submissions.
Any ideas on how to go about contacting Y! in case I want to cancel a listing?
("Hello Yahoo? Yes, I'd like to cancel a listing but I can't remember who I am.")
Fortunately, my listing in the directory is grandfathered and I don't have to pay again.
However, when I first realized the changeover they made, the first question to pop in my head: Why would anyone want to submit their site to Yahoo? Especially now when pagerank means less than it does and that's a big factor in submitting to Yahoo now. And why would anyone want to renew?
Am I the only one that thinks revenue strapped Yahoo is going to get hurt on this one? Furthermore, they paid Google $7.2 million to use their web results last year.
So, less money coming in and more going out for Yahoo =?!
The top dog, Microso - uhh, I mean Google, now powers the other two top search engines, AOL and Yahoo.
I remember a time when I liked having more choices. When researching something, I often checked out other SERPs to see what else was out there. When I wanted to see different results than Micr-- uhh, I mean Google, I went to Yahoo.
But now, I have gone looking for new underdogs. Places like Ixquick. Besides variety, I like underdogs. Consider myself one. If I wanted Micr, uhh, I mean Google results, I would go to Google. Not Yahoogle.
Half my income comes from the internet. Like in stocks, I've learned, now, not to rely heavily on any one source too much. Diversify, is my mantra.
Every major company reaches an apex. Then, the public wants something new or the higher ups micro manage it to death. Perhaps Yahoo has reached their's and they are on the downward slide. I think we are seeing GoogleSoft at their highest point.
But nothing lasts forever.
In the short history of the internet, that is the only "true fact" I have learned.
Hello Teoma, how you do'in baby?
I too see the need to diversify... I to am glad my Yahoo listings are grandfathered. If they weren't I wouldn't be renewing.
Not only would I like to see Teoma take a more prominent place among the SEs, I'm looking forward to AllTheWeb gaining popularity.
I still see decent results with Inktomi submissions as well.
Goodbye, Yahoo, AltaVista, Excite, InfoSeek, and some of my other old friends.... I'll miss you and the traffic you brought!