1. Advertising
    y u no do it?

    Advertising (learn more)

    Advertise virtually anything here, with CPM banner ads, CPM email ads and CPC contextual links. You can target relevant areas of the site and show ads based on geographical location of the user if you wish.

    Starts at just $1 per CPM or $0.10 per CPC.

Being added to the Yahoo directory

Discussion in 'Directories' started by braknews, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. #1
    What are other's experience of the time taken to get a site added to the Yahoo directory using the free directory submission?

    I have been waiting for 8 weeks & still no sign of it in the desired category.
    SEMrush
     
    braknews, Jun 16, 2004 IP
    SEMrush
  2. disgust

    disgust Guest

    Messages:
    2,417
    Likes Received:
    133
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #2
    a long, long time.

    I would imagine that it'd depend on the category to a large extent, but in any case, it might take 6 months, it might take a year, and they may never plan on sorting through the free submissions ever again.

    I submitted mine roughly 6 months ago and still no sign.
     
    disgust, Jun 16, 2004 IP
  3. GuyFromChicago

    GuyFromChicago Permanent Peon

    Messages:
    6,728
    Likes Received:
    528
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #3
    I thought it was $300 to be listed in Yahoo's directory?
     
    GuyFromChicago, Jun 16, 2004 IP
  4. disgust

    disgust Guest

    Messages:
    2,417
    Likes Received:
    133
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #4
    disgust, Jun 16, 2004 IP
  5. braknews

    braknews Peon

    Messages:
    286
    Likes Received:
    2
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #5
    For certain types of sites it is free. Go to the directory page you desire click on the "Suggest a Site" link & it will tell you which site qualify for a free listing.

    Basically if you are a not for profit website you qualify.
     
    braknews, Jun 16, 2004 IP
  6. SEbasic

    SEbasic Peon

    Messages:
    6,317
    Likes Received:
    318
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #6
    I've been waiting a while...

    I'm not holding my breath for it to be any time before 2006 ; )
     
    SEbasic, Jun 17, 2004 IP
  7. wozza

    wozza Guest

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #7
    I have been added to add directorys Ive submitted to in Yahoo
     
    wozza, Jun 30, 2004 IP
  8. schlottke

    schlottke Peon

    Messages:
    2,185
    Likes Received:
    63
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #8
    It depends Guy- I wouldn't pay unless the traffic was high.
     
    schlottke, Jul 1, 2004 IP
  9. disgust

    disgust Guest

    Messages:
    2,417
    Likes Received:
    133
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #9
    the traffic you get will most likely be.. well, not-much. it can be a pretty nice solid backlink for SE's, though.
     
    disgust, Jul 1, 2004 IP
  10. arounddelhi

    arounddelhi Peon

    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    1
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #10
    I was added to Yahoo in about 3 months and have very good ranking too,but I don't get too many hits from Yahoo as compared to Google.
    R.Anand
    Travel to Delhi
     
    arounddelhi, Jul 4, 2004 IP
  11. mddv

    mddv Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    491
    Likes Received:
    19
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    128
    #11
    I have gotten in to the directoy but i dont know for what keywords is there a way how i can find out.
     
    mddv, Jul 5, 2004 IP
  12. DarrenC

    DarrenC Peon

    Messages:
    3,386
    Likes Received:
    154
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #12
    Em search the directory in your website category??

    - so what we are saying folks is that Yahoo directory is a no if you want traffic but a BIG yes if you want to improve your serps and PR?

    I've thought about paying for it, but its a lot of money just for an additional banklink!

    Darren :)
     
    DarrenC, Jul 5, 2004 IP
  13. Chiara

    Chiara Peon

    Messages:
    330
    Likes Received:
    8
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #13
    My site was just added today after having sumitted it three weeks ago via the free submission.
     
    Chiara, Jul 31, 2004 IP
  14. Eli

    Eli Peon

    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    1
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #14
    Mine has not shown up yet. Sigh.
     
    Eli, Aug 16, 2004 IP
  15. carowan

    carowan Peon

    Messages:
    473
    Likes Received:
    24
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #15
    I read an article on the web a few months ago, that asia.yahoo is taking submissions to the directory for free. I took this with a very large grain of salt and tried it in May, with no luck.

    Does anyone know if this is true...... or just a cruel SEO hoax???

    Here is a similar thread that I found.
    http://ww2.paki.com/yahoo/
     
    carowan, Aug 20, 2004 IP
  16. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

    Messages:
    38,299
    Likes Received:
    2,603
    Best Answers:
    461
    Trophy Points:
    710
    Digital Goods:
    29
    #16
    It may be true... last year Yahoo UK was doing it for free (which I can confirm, since I did it).
     
    digitalpoint, Aug 20, 2004 IP
  17. john_loch

    john_loch Rodent Slayer

    Messages:
    1,294
    Likes Received:
    66
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    138
    #17
    Isn't that just for non-commercial sites ?
     
    john_loch, Aug 21, 2004 IP
  18. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

    Messages:
    38,299
    Likes Received:
    2,603
    Best Answers:
    461
    Trophy Points:
    710
    Digital Goods:
    29
    #18
    It's always like that for non-commercial sites. I was talking about commercial ones though.
     
    digitalpoint, Aug 21, 2004 IP
  19. hulkster

    hulkster Peon

    Messages:
    1,705
    Likes Received:
    93
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #19
    FYI FWIW: I sent a handful in a month or so ago (all non-comercial) and two were approved in about a week - no word on the others.
     
    hulkster, Aug 25, 2004 IP
  20. mopacfan

    mopacfan Peon

    Messages:
    3,273
    Likes Received:
    164
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #20
    Yea, I just submitted my site about a two weeks ago and got the approval notice yesterday. It's showing today, but in the wrong category. I've submitted an email back to see if they'll put my site in the correct category. But at least it's in there. :)
     
    mopacfan, Aug 25, 2004 IP