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Link Removed from Yahoo Directory

9:01 pm on Sep 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I did a small SEO project for a client a few months ago, and one of the directories that I submitted their site to was the Yahoo directory. The site was accepted, and the client's site and the SEO work that I did was all white hat, by the book work.

I've checked up on the site in both the Yahoo Directory and Yahoo Local, and the site and more importantly the $299 link have gone missing. The three reasons that I can think of for this happening are:

1. Technical glitch on Yahoo's part.
2. A competitor of my client filed a false report against my client's site.
3. Yahoo changed its mind about my client's listing after it had already been listed, and removed it.

Has anyone else been in a situation where a client's directory listing was removed when it shouldn't have been. What's the best way to handle this situation? Will Yahoo help?

10:42 am on Sept 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Have you tried contacting Yahoo directly? They should be able to at least give a reason why the link you paid for was taken down.
11:57 pm on Nov 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Here's one for you. Several years back i had a site for 18 months #1 or @ for my major term. Did the directory paid submission and also did some of the old paid inclusions, when we did these the site disappeared as the original results were all organic.
We talked to Yahoo and they basically gave us the run a round, we cancelled the paid inclusions but they kept the directory list, i was told permanently. It's been 3 yrs now and we haven't paid the directory annual fee and the site is #1 in the directory for it's term but cannot be found other than by searching for url and it shows only 1 page, the home page.
No one would give us any answer both about the permanent directory listing or why when we cancelled the paid inclusion, it totally disappeared.