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Discussion in 'Directories' started by aweks777, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. #1
    Is it worth paying 299$ for a listing there?
    SEMrush
     
    aweks777, Nov 2, 2008 IP
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  2. mystikmedia

    mystikmedia Jedi Master

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    It's a tough one to answer because it depends on your situation. If your web site makes a good turn-around on revenue or you have a good plan in place for it to do so in the near future, it can certainly be worth it. For example, if you sell a product on the site for $300, and you have a 1% conversion rate, you will very likely make a profit with the one year fee, considering only the traffic from Yahoo. Some also feel that a link from Yahoo has more link value than other links. So, it really depends on the site and how it is monetized.
     
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    swedal Notable Member

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    My thoughts are if you have to ask then it probably is not.

    Personally - Yahoo is one of the highest authority sites there is on the net. It may be worthwhile to be listed there if you have the budget for it.

    Basically it comes down to your individual situation and budget.
     
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    Badlands07 Well-Known Member

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    I use it and BOTW for most of my clients that can afford it as I find a lot of value and a bit of traffic from both of those links. Good luck.
     
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    mexabet Well-Known Member

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    I don't totally agree that it's worth it, considering the amount of money involved. Yet, I plan to try it just for one year, to be surer of my opinion and to see if it can turn my revenue around.
     
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    I used to have a link on a high PR page in the YD and it made no difference to traffic one bit.
     
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    I think there is no difference in traffic, cause the directory is really huge and people are using search function instead browsing the directory. The biggest benefit is a SEO boost in my opinion.
     
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    flatrox Banned

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    no you no need to pay, and i dont know the return after listing in yahoo, instead of that hire seo and spend some money, that useful to your site and business
     
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    I am not willing to pay yahoo that much money for listing my site, its waste of money in my opinion.
     
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    WallaceYeung Notable Member

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    IMO Yahoo! Directory is for real business only, but not for personal sites.
     
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    any information on how GOOGLE "treats" sites in YD?

    or, no difference either way?

    THANKS.

    p.s. does a YD listing help with YAHOO! search results rankings?
     
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    Depends on ur site, I would say its a complete waste of money, but thats just my experiance of it

    Woc
     
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    uyma Active Member

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    I tried Yahoo Dir couple months ago for my travel related website , Results :
    Traffic: Very Low
    SERP Effect: Very Low
    Price/Quality : Very Very Low
     
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    internetmarketingiq Well-Known Member

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    It is to me, because many of the niches I work have high ranking sites that are also listed. Check out the competitors in your own niche and see who is using the Directory.
     
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    pipes Prominent Member

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    I personally wouldn't and would spend the equal amount in a few places.
     
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    ExpertQTP Peon

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    Hey Guys,

    I am going to ask a very interesting question. Now you all are aware that Yahoo charge some 300$ for adding links but this thing is against Google's terms since it is selling text links. So why Yahoo never got banned in terms of Page Rank?

    Regards,
    ExpertQTP
    quicktesthp.blogspot.com
     
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    mystikmedia Jedi Master

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    There's nothing like being on the 15th category page. :/

    Anyway, as far as Google/Yahoo Directory... The Yahoo Directory fee:

    a) does not guarantee a listing
    b) the fee is for review, not based on PR or such
    c) Yahoo directory accepts free listings too

    ...and probably other things that I am too tired to think of right now. :)
     
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    money4leads Well-Known Member

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    no, it is not worth it , I think.
    beside, your submission is not guaranteed!
     
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    yes, yahoo is paid, but the payment option is different..
     
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    no i don't thinks so it's worth for us.
    if sent $299 then you can go for some niche high pr Banner in $299 you can got at list 5 125x125 banner for your site.

    it it's working for all.
     
    robertgallagher, Nov 6, 2008 IP