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How worth is Yahoo Directory Listing?

Discussion in 'Yahoo Search Marketing' started by sippsin, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. #1
    How worth is Yahoo Directory Listing?

    Pros:
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    Very High Inner Page Ranks - no other directory than Yahoo & DMOZ has this.
    Daily traffic/hits in Millions
    Those who have cash $$ can try Yahoo. Not a chance with DMOZ.

    Cons:

    Very Expensive: Costs $300/year.
    Cost subject change every year.
    Listing not guaranteed even if we spend $300.


    Lets discuss in detail .. :)

    Please add titles "Pros" or "Cons" in your replies!
     
    sippsin, Jan 8, 2010 IP
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  2. Going Green

    Going Green Active Member

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    Yeah. I dont know about the rest of you but 300.00 is a lot of money for me to plunk down with no guarantee.
     
    Going Green, Jan 9, 2010 IP
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    ractors Well-Known Member

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    i think dmoz is gud no need of yahoo directory.
     
    ractors, Jan 9, 2010 IP
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    usasportstraining Notable Member

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    Take a look at this before committing to Yahoo. It may not be worth it.

    From http://www.seomoz.org/blog/8-predictions-for-seo-in-2010
    They describe their thinking, so feel free to check it out.

    #1 - This Real-Time Search Thing is Outta Here
    #2 - Twitter's "Link Graph" is the Real Deal
    #3 - Personalized Search is Here to Stay
    #4 - It's Going to Be a Two-Engine, 80/20 World
    #5 - Site Explorer & Linkdomain will Disappear
    #6 - SEO Spending Will Rise Dramatically
    #7 - 2010 is the Year of Conversion Rate Optimization
    #8 - More Queries will Send Less Traffic

    Site Explorer gone? Not worth it to join Yahoo. Besides, Yahoo is slowly dieing.
     
    usasportstraining, Jan 9, 2010 IP
  5. sippsin

    sippsin Active Member

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    But getting listed in DMOZ and getting a one million lottery is the same. :D
     
    sippsin, Jan 9, 2010 IP
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    joshuthomas Well-Known Member

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    hey there...

    the link back from yahoo directory is certainly very very valuble if you have extra peny to spend on SEO, else go for getting listed in DMOZ as its free but wait time is very hign

    cheers
    josh
     
    joshuthomas, Jan 9, 2010 IP
  7. sippsin

    sippsin Active Member

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    its not the matter of money! I mean, is it worth for the money? how much page rank increase or traffic can it bring for $300 and that too per year !
     
    sippsin, Jan 11, 2010 IP
  8. Jenny23

    Jenny23 Peon

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    I agree that yahoo dir is worth its money, it depends on the type of website but when it comes to SEO 300 usd is not that big an investment generally
     
    Jenny23, Jan 12, 2010 IP
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    sippsin Active Member

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    ok. Thanks!! Can you also suggest some tips for them approving my site?

    Can someone review my site. Its a 2 month old PR1 directory.

    www.divewebb.com

    I wish to spend and put in Yahoo. But I dont want my money lost. I wish to make sure that they approve my site. Can someone please examine my site and let me know?

    I need some real suggestions, like do i need more listings?, Do I need to improve my page rank before submitting etc.. (This is not to increase traffic. I am having a decent traffic already) :)
     
    sippsin, Jan 12, 2010 IP
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    ebooks21 Peon

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    It´s usually pretty good, but make some research first.
     
    ebooks21, Jan 13, 2010 IP
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    Nooran Peon

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    #11
    If can send traffic then it worth the expense.
     
    Nooran, Jan 15, 2010 IP
  12. sippsin

    sippsin Active Member

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    Traffic - I do have pretty good traffic.. Alexa rank is 192,319.

    Anything else I need to check for... :)
     
    sippsin, Jan 15, 2010 IP
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    i signed up to it for a year, didnt get 1 lead from it.

    but i'd have to say I think it passed a fair amount of linkjuice.
     
    lethal0r, Jan 17, 2010 IP
  14. sippsin

    sippsin Active Member

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    #14

    Could you please tell me your website and category you put your website to?
    Also how much did your PR increase?


    Thanks,
    __________________
    Sippsin, Publisher, Technical Writer
    DIVEWEBB Directory - Business Listings | DIVEWEBB Directory - Computer Listings
     
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    sippsin, Jan 17, 2010 IP
  15. TheMarketingMadman

    TheMarketingMadman Well-Known Member

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    I don't think its quite worth it to me and I think the price quoted in for one site. What if you have 64 sites? yowza...
     
    TheMarketingMadman, Jan 18, 2010 IP
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    Hi Buddy!!!

    Me too try to yahoo directories but how can i use it.. effectively.. reply me ASAP... thanks for sharing.. meet again...
     
    babloodmax, Jan 19, 2010 IP
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    james113 Greenhorn

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    I have to agree. I have never gotten a site listed on dmoz or payed the yahoo directory fee. My sites still rank on the first page for my desired keywords with many ranking #1.
     
    james113, Jan 22, 2010 IP
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    i have used ppc with yahoo, didnt do that well for me to carry on using it.
     
    vxdxm, Jan 24, 2010 IP
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    I have left Yahoo! In my strenuous search I am able to find few cheaper directories with inner page ranks! So, I would stick on to them that the most expensive Yahoo !

    If $300 was for lifetime, I woudl have give it a try. Every year $300!! Now I dont feel it is worth.
     
    sippsin, Jan 24, 2010 IP
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    If you are listed in yahoo directory, you may have some advantage in yahoo search rankings. That's what i have seen with my clients' sites. But there are many people that disagree with this.

    I do suggest my clients to opt for yahoo directory, but I do it only if they have a big enough budget (in that case they don't really leave any option unused). If you are not serious about your site, or if it doesn't make you much money, or if you don't have a huge budget, I'd rather suggest you not to pay $300 for the listing.
     
    jacky8, Jan 28, 2010 IP