I am agree with bhartzer. Directory listing is also help for boost your ranking in Yahoo and Google.Originally Posted by bhartzer
and JaymsI launched a new site less than 3 weeks ago for a local company... I used the Free Yahoo submission (*i.e. didn't pay the $300 fee) and did a little optimizing,,,but not overly so just for the sheer fact I've only been at it less tha 3 weeks.
Well, 2 nights ago I checked Yahoo for our top 10 keywords there... we are #1 - 3 for all of them... that fast!
I can't explain this at all.. I have a few theories though.
Our search results are similar at MSN and MSN beta as well.
Very strange but I'm not complaining of course.
see my quote earlier in this thread:It wasn't for me either. My advice, if you are showing up well in Yahoo!, a paid inclusion will not help (in fact, may make it worse), so don't bother.
and numerous times in this thread:You are confused between the free submit for the Yahoo Search Index and the free submit for the Yahoo Directory - they are very differnt things. This thread is about the Yahoo Directory.
We are discussing here the $299 for pain inclusion in the Yahoo Directory - not paid incusion in teh Yahoo Search Index.
again, if you show up well without it, paying will probably will have little or no effect.