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Is it worth to pay $299 to join Yahoo directory?

Discussion in 'Yahoo' started by Blacksnow, May 15, 2008.

  1. Cheap SEO Services

    Cheap SEO Services <------DoFollow Backlinks

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    #101
    Better off spending $299 on BlogPayz Advertising...you would get a great deal more of SERPs, PR and traffic for the money.
    SEMrush
     
    Cheap SEO Services, Jun 22, 2008 IP
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    homebizseo Peon

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    #102
    Save the money or spend the money on adsense.
     
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    #103
    Simple answer is no, it's not worth it.
     
    MelogKnaj, Jun 22, 2008 IP
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    cg101 Active Member

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    #104
    Bottom line... if your competitors are linking to it then you should the same thing ! They aren't doing it for the sheer joy of spending the money. C'mon people... "common sense". Have a great day !
     
    cg101, Jun 23, 2008 IP
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    Pixelrage Peon

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    #105
    This is why we're subscribing to it, here at work.... it's also why we pay up to $20.00 per click in Adwords for a certain keyword, all because we have to beat out our main competitor everywhere they are on the web ;)
     
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    #106
    I also did it and got nothing, at all - use your money elswhere! Mike
     
    nimbus49, Jun 25, 2008 IP
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    Adulu Peon

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    #107
    It's worthless
    you can buy a domain for try which list at yahoo dir
     
    Adulu, Jun 25, 2008 IP
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    videos Peon

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    #108
    I have been debating this as well. One question I have is, what if they dont like your site like it only has a small number of pages you dont get your money back plus it is $299 YEARLY is'nt it? Also, someone posted that many of the internal pages of the directory has had thier PR vanish. (I checked and it did drop on the page I want to be listed in)
     
    videos, Jun 25, 2008 IP
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    #109
    I think the only worthful service that yahoo has as of date is itd directory submission. If you submit your site, you get a link from a high Page Rank site which will help your site to boost up in Google's eye.

    This is the only reason that people submit site to Yahoo Directory...
     
    digger07, Jun 25, 2008 IP
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    #110
    Ill get you listed for Half the price!

    Let me know,
    Abby
     
    abbyh, Jun 25, 2008 IP
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    #111
    It is too much money for me.

    i will use that the $299 and take a haircut and buy some kfc
     
    pioneer1, Jun 25, 2008 IP
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    abbyh Peon

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    #112
    KFC + Haircut = $20
     
    abbyh, Jun 25, 2008 IP
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    Nigel Lew Notable Member

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    #113
    I gave yahoo and msn directories a whirl a couple of years ago for a client of mine. It failed miserably on both counts.

    Nigel
     
    Nigel Lew, Jun 25, 2008 IP
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    chriscodes Banned

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    #114
    Its a Waste of money dude!
     
    chriscodes, Jun 25, 2008 IP
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    #115
    I think if your competition is doing it is worth it. The question is once you submit to Yahoo! directory and get in should you just delete your subscription so you don't have to pay every year, or will you get booted out of the directory?
     
    tmckay7, Oct 23, 2010 IP
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    learn2earn Well-Known Member

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    #116
    Better save the money and advertise somewhere else rather than Yahoo directory.
     
    learn2earn, Oct 23, 2010 IP
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    #117
    One competitor has 8 listings in Yahoo! and is number 1 for chosen keyword. I doubt they are paying 2400 per year for those 8 listings. I think submit once then delete is a good course of action. Getting booted out for not paying the yearly fee is the risk though. Some domains that are dead are still listed in Yahoo! so its questionable as to if you don't keep paying will you get booted out of the directory or not. If you pay 299 for e-commerce site and make that back in sales + more because you rank higher then competition who has no Yahoo! link then I think it is worth it. What I've noticed also (since I'm listed) is that you rank on Google for the keywords surrounding your link text as well, so its important to choose your description wisely.
     
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    #118
    I don't think it is worth it, you can spend your cash on much better things.
     
    craig105, Oct 23, 2010 IP
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    #119
    If ranking on Yahoo is so important for you then yes .. it will be helpful ..
     
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    EXVignola Peon

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    #120
    I think its more of a big business thinking kind of strategy. It has that price tag for a reason. A lot of big brick and mortar businesses want the authority are the ability to say "look we are in yahoo directory see how important we are" and this can be impressive but unless that is the route you are going I would suggesst spending it elsewhere. either way nobody can make the decision of how you spend your money better than you can. From what I have read here some people have gotten the desired effect of what they wanted from purchasing it and others have not. It all depends what you are doing.

    Think big game not small game, and base your decisions on that.
     
    EXVignola, Oct 23, 2010 IP