View Full Version : Yahoo listing

11-17-2003, 02:46 PM
Damn I cannot believe Yahoo charge US$299.00 for a guaranteed and expedited consideration of your site.

And that its a recurring annual fee!

Damn I wasnlt expecting this much.

is it worth it? I was considering adding www.atlargenutrition.com ?

11-17-2003, 03:17 PM
For an ecommerce site it is usually worth it.

11-17-2003, 03:57 PM
The annoying thing is that you may not even get listed. It could be $299 for nothing. Hard decision.

11-17-2003, 08:17 PM
Yahoo is pretty fair at accepting quality sites in my opinion.

Cloughie, you shouldn't have any worries about getting AtLargeNutrition accepted.

11-18-2003, 07:36 AM
Just make sure that your network and server are rock-solid before you submit. I've heard horror stories about peoples' servers going down when Yahoo is trying to review a site: POOF! $299 down the drain!

11-18-2003, 07:58 AM
I think you get two attempts for that $299 don't you?

11-18-2003, 04:11 PM
I think it is 0ne 7 day review...

11-19-2003, 04:07 AM
Either way I am going to hold out right now. We have spent money elsewhere and I cannot really justify 300 bucks right now. Soon though……

11-19-2003, 04:19 AM
Depends on the PR of the cat you're trying for aswell. And also the number of links already there.

11-21-2003, 12:55 PM
yahoo is still around ? i havent been there in years !!!!!!11:D

11-24-2003, 11:05 PM
Yahoo is $300 per year, but if you break it down that is only $25/month and if it brings you good traffic that could be well worth it.

11-25-2003, 03:31 AM
$25 a month is a lot! :) Is the traffic you get from it really that good? I thought it was pretty poor and the only real benefit was the PR boost.

11-25-2003, 05:31 AM
It could well be worth it yes, but right now I we have invested in other promotion areas so I can't really justify the amount.

Soon though :)

11-25-2003, 07:21 AM
its probally best to invest 300 into adwords right now build up customers than you would have extra money to expand to other area's. Once they try your product im sure they will stick to it.

11-25-2003, 09:28 AM
I agree s2kinteg916.

11-25-2003, 04:43 PM
I've noticed that depending on what category you get listed in you can get more than one link from Yahoo. Some categories are highly linked to from regional Yahoo category sites as well.

My friend paid to get listed in one of their categories and now he has seven PR6 links from Yahoo. If that's the case than I definitely think it's worth it but for only one link I don't think it's worth it.

Check the back links of your competitors that are listed in Yahoo and see how many links from Yahoo they have and see. You might just get lucky and be able to get several high quality links like my friend was.

Hope this was of help. I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere and though this might be of interest. :)

11-26-2003, 04:44 AM
Well another thing to bear in mind is most people on this forum are too PR minded :)

Remember, Yahoo is an information resources used by millions to find information. Its probably more well known than google to the average joe. So being listed in yahoo has far more benefit than page rank alone.

11-26-2003, 05:19 AM
As far as the directory is concerned, yes. But the majority of people don't search for information using a directory. The traffic you're likely to get from the directory is minimal compared with a search engine.

I would still only pay for Yahoo if I thought the PR benefit was worth it. If you're running an ecommerce site then the reason it's probably worth it is because it's hard to get decent backlinks and so directories are important for building PR.

11-26-2003, 08:28 AM
Actually you'd be suprised at how many uniques a Yahoo directory listing can get you per day.

11-26-2003, 08:31 AM
Really? I stand corrected :)

11-27-2003, 10:31 AM
Originally posted by chromate
$25 a month is a lot! :) Is the traffic you get from it really that good? I thought it was pretty poor and the only real benefit was the PR boost.

It's relative, for a very small site, yes $25 is alot...it's less than $1 per day, so if an ecommerce site made one sale per day from a Yahoo referal it would pay for itself.

Personally, I get quite a bit of traffic from my Yahoo listing, always have. I guess it just depends on your site, how deep it's nested in Yahoo, your site description, etc.

11-28-2003, 04:43 PM
Less than one dollar per day, I am beganing to think it is not that expensive...

11-28-2003, 10:49 PM
Hmmm.... I never thought of it that way (less than a buck a day). If I give up drinking an extra coffee at starbucks each day, I can pay for 3 yahoo listings a year. :D

11-29-2003, 02:04 AM

03-03-2004, 07:19 PM
I was listed in Yahoo for free. I never payed, maybe its because my website isnt a comercial website.

If you search for Sheer Boredom on yaho, im #1 in the listing.:p

03-04-2004, 01:01 AM
Could we have some figures of traffic? I might pay for a listing (I'm earning enough...)

03-04-2004, 04:23 PM
Sorry I cant telly ou what kidn of traffic you might get, since sheer boredom isnt that comon of a serch term. Personally I think you could do it cheaper