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What is the value of Search Submit Basic at $49

4:30 pm on Mar 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

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My site has already been crawled by Yahoo and shows up in Yahoo search results. And if it hadn't been crawled by Yahoo, I could submit the URL for free. It appears that the advantage in paying the $49 is that my site would then be re-crawled every 7 days.

If I changed the structure of my site and added new pages often then it would make a difference to have those new pages re-crawled. But I don't. I update the pages, but the indexing of them doesn't change. So having my site re-crawled to update Yahoo's index would not help me.

I like to play with my META tags for title and description to see if I can improve my Google search results, as well as increase the number of people who choose to click on my site based on what they read in my title and description.

Google re-crawls my site frequently and I see the results in a day or two. But my title and description never show up in Yahoo search results; I always see the text Yahoo's editors entered into their directory.

So I don't see any advantage in paying the $49. Have I got it right, or am I missing something?

Thanks, Peter

8:14 pm on Mar 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hello Peter

I think it's less about 'a site' and more about having specific pages indexed - which you can then change and view the results within a certain time frame.

My gripe with it is that there is nothing between the few URL's offered by Search Submit Basic and the 100's required of the Trusted Feed program.

3:39 pm on Apr 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi Mark,

I agree with your comment about the gap between basic submit and trusted feed. Also have posted elsewhere that if you pay for clicks with Yahoo you can't have those URLs in basic submit which seems to me to be a tad unethical.



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But my title and description never show up in Yahoo search results; I always see the text Yahoo's editors entered into their directory.

Yahoo Formalizes NOYDIR Tag

We're adding support for the Meta tag called NOYDIR.... While we continue to pull from various sources to provide the best title and abstract for a given page in search results, we realize that webmasters may still want the ability to exclude titles and abstracts from the Yahoo! Directory....
6:09 am on May 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi,with regards to this i received an email from positiontech that does the crawl per url at $49.I havent really been in the loop of things.I did use positiontech many years ago.But are they now the administrators for crawl per url in Yahoo now?
9:25 pm on May 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Will be interesting to see what happens... I went ahead and signed up one domain that's currently doing horrible on Yahoo. ( the site is indexed, but not in the paid directory ).

If it's anything like the old positiontech with Inktomi... it may be well worth it.

I'll post again shortly to see if there's been any noticeable changes.

4:50 pm on May 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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One of my client's sites is penalized by Yahoo for some reason. When they paid the $49 and kept money in the Search Submit account, the penalty was removed and the site showed up in the natural results in high positions. When the money in the account ran out, the site disappeared from the results. The downside is that you have to pay for every click and the natural results don't always convert as well as the normal results.

A few years back I did the search submit for another client who also had their site penalized. When they were approved, the penalty was removed and the site has done well in the rankings ever since - even without money in the Search Submit account. I don't know why the penalty was removed then and isn't removed from the other sites now, but that is one value I see in Search Submit.