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any1 here tryed using dir.yahoo.com for backlink?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by loginname, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. loginname

    loginname Regular Member

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    hey

    If any of you have paid $299 for submitting a link on dir.yahoo.com, how is your experience with it? Did it improve the traffic of your site?
     
  2. loginname

    loginname Regular Member

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    I still wondering if I should pay $299 for a listing in the dir.yahoo.com directory
    This is a website I've used a lot of time created and so far have about 100 backlinks for (included 3 .edu + 1 .gov). This website has it's main keyword in URL, Title and in H1 tag. My site is very optimized for it's main keyword

    According to google keyword tools, my keyword get gets about 1500000 search per month. My site is currently at Google SERP is #49 for it's main keyword. In Yahoo my site is not in top 100 for this keyword. My intention is to increase traffic and when I get atleast 50 visitors on average switch over to CPA.

    So my goal is that the site eventually should bring in some money based CPA.

    You think it's worth to invest $299 in a dir.yahoo.com listing for my site?
     
  3. vinku

    vinku Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    yes it ll improve your ranking in yahoo and google
     
  4. Dangazzm

    Dangazzm Regular Member

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    To put it into perspective, I have heard a lot of arguments on this.

    Some swear by it and some say its just like any other backlink. IMO big G doesn't like paid backlinks and how is this very different? So I don't see G giving it the most influence, but thats JUST me. Yah00 on the other hand probably would rank you A LOT higher for doing it cause well your paying them heh.

    It seems to work for some sites but not others... if you have multiple websites you can submit it would be a worthy investment, but for one idk depends on how much you plan to MAKE on that ONE site.
     
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    yes google doesn't like paid link but google know yahoo not charging money for listing they are charging for review your website quality. I saw in one video where mattcutt was saying they know yahoo dir quality and they use for ranking too.

    read this link :=> http://www.searchenginegenie.com/Faq/content/18/38/en/is-yahoo-directory-submission-worth-$299.html

    rest upto u ;)
     
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    google say they dont like paid links, by i seem them ranking them all the time.
     
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    I just paid 300 usd for a site ( PR 2 ) last week, it was indexed Last thursday. Till today no change in position or PR
     
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    I reckon it takes atleast 3 weeks before I can see any movments in ranking and longer for change in PR
     
  9. lanta99

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    Also, keep in mind that your website might be rejected by Yahoo Directory so its technically not a paid link.