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Yahoo Directory Listing

Discussion in 'SEO, Social Media & Web Marketing' started by paperfreebilling, Jan 7, 2011.

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    paperfreebilling

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    With regard to increasing SERPS and increasing traffic, is the Yahoo Directory worth the $299 yearly fee?

    I'm happy to spend the money, but if there is a more cost efficient way of increasing traffic and search engine rankings for a year for under 300 bucks then I would be very interested to hear the ideas
     
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    jonathan

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    $300 for 1 link is a lot of money. We are not listed in yahoo (or at least I haven't paid $300 if we are). I have not read anything that says 1 link will be the golden google ticket. Especially if it is from a google competitor.
     
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    Yahoo U.K. & Ireland Directories were meant to be shut down on November 18, 2010.
     
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    jonathan

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    Was it actually shut down do you know?
     
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    A lot of the big SEO guys recommend Yahoo Directory listings, and the reason why this question arose, I was reading a book on seo (link) where they said that it was still a good thing to be in the top directories, dmoz, dir.yahoo etc, and still (republished 2009) seem to think submitting to quality paid and non paid directories is worth the effort.

    Thanks, I was aware of this after reading some of the posts on another uk business forum, but the main .com directory will still suit me.
     
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    jonathan

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    I still think submitting to directories is good but I am still not sure if 1 link is the magic bullet though.
     
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    paper free are you on DMOZ? the search engines are said to use this directory for there results
     
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    paperfreebilling

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    *sigh* still not in there... :( A lot of directories source their initial listings from the dmoz db!
     
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    i havent been listed yet, just re-done my application today! fingers crossed!
     
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    Hi Paperfree,

    We have been told by some that DMOZ is the holly grail of seo. However it is hard to get into due to editors taking a long time to work through their backlogs of submissions. Others say that DMOZ was used by search engines back in the 90's but time has moved on and they are not as prominent now.

    Not sure.

    Yahoo directory; we have been told by everyone that this is well worth it - not sure by we coughed up :)

    Regards,

    Marketing Quotes Support.
     
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    DMOZ can take ages to get registered, I have known it take years even
     
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    vernonpurcell

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    google does favor this link very much
     
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    sdesign1

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    still no luck with DMOZ, i don't understand :S
     
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    No I have had no luck even with my brother as an editor I cannot get in
     
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    sdesign1

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    maybe they have put submissions on hold for the time being :S
     
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    Like I said it can take years, reapplying wont get it done any quicker. I imagine the business side of it has the most submissions. I expect non-commercial sites get listed quicker, however, I have no proof of this. However, I do know the older the site the better.


    That's good to know. Jumping the queue because you know someone would be wrong.
     
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    Yes, although I don't think it has as much power as it used to.

    Why do search engine like it?

    Which would you trust more to sort out quality sites from the poor software or a human?

    ... human of course.
     
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    You can get listed in the financial side quite quickly, as he is a good editor, however they do all the work for free.
    But I think if I could jump the queue I would.
     
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    As far as I am aware, Yahoo is still regarded as a high-quality directory. However, it is not going to make a radical change to your fortunes over night. Rather, people may subscribe as part of a raft of other changes.
     
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    As well as Yahoo (which of course has no UK section anymore) it's worth looking at business.com and botw.org - have a look and see if your competitors are listed, if so it would be worth adding yourself.
     

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