How to Get Listed In Yahoo
Getting listed in Yahoo is no easy task if you are trying to add
your URL within the Yahoo site. For the most part, it can take several
weeks even months and in a lot of cases... never!
So what is the secret to getting listed in just 3 days?
This is the secret very few know about.
If you are having trouble getting listed in the search engines
than you'll appreciate this superior tactic. Get your website listed
in the backdoor of just these 3 search engines, Yahoo, Alta Vista
and Excite. Those three account for 89% of all search engine traffic.
Therefore, the rest really don't matter.
Yahoo uses http://www.google.com/
as their choice for listings. Getting listed in Google is much
easier than getting listed in Yahoo. Once you're listed in Google,
you're listed in Yahoo by default.
Go to http://www.dmoz.org/. This is the Open Directory Project
begun by several key players from Netscape. Once your site has been
accepted into the Open Directory, it may take anywhere from 2 weeks
to several months for your site to be listed on partner sites which
use the Open Directory data, such as AOL Search, AltaVista, HotBot,
Google, Lycos, Netscape Search, etc. By the way, AltaVista has several
databases they use. You should submit your site four weeks in a
row to get the best placement.
A listing in Yahoo takes a couple of weeks if you have your website
Yahoo.com is a directory, not a search engine. Yahoo lists sites
alphabetically. Your site is reviewed by a Yahoo employee not a
computer spider. You MUST make sure your site is free of errors
and meets their requirements. Before you submit your website make
certain all your pages are free of spelling errors, all links work,
all images load properly, your pages load quickly, and stick to
one subject or you will have problems getting listed in a timely
fashion. Yahoo will not list sites with multiple subjects. If you
have a site that has multiple subjects create a new page that sticks
to just one. After you are listed you can change it.
Yahoo requires you to find the appropriate directory and/or sub
categories to list your site into. This is very important and if
you don't do this right you will certainly be turned down. Before
submitting your site, review what Yahoo says you must do. Click
Be sure you list all of your company information address, contact
info, email contact, phone#'s etc.
If, for some reason your site is not listed within 3-4 weeks, you
may consider their business listing service. It will cost you $299.00.
It doesn't guarantee you a placement but you will know why your
site wouldn't be accepted.
All this might seem to be a pain in the you-know-what, but it's
worth it if you want lots of traffic!
**** A well kept search directory promotion secret is that LookSmart
now systematically accepts free non-commercial listings. LookSmart
recently merged the LookSmart and volunteer-based Zeal directories,
and all listings in the Zeal part of the new united directory are
here to read more.