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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?
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.
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....
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.
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.