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Yahoo Directory Listing / Worth $299.00?

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by coitax, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. coitax

    coitax Newbie

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    The business I work for had their website listed on the yahoo canada business directory and now its coming up for renewal. Is it worth the money, it only has a PA according to seomoz of 1 but a DA of 100 because of course its yahoo.

    Advice?
     
  2. B. Friendly

    B. Friendly BANNED BANNED

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    My opinion, in the vernacular, is Hell to the No. I don't know what you mean by "DA" and "PA", but I made the mistake of signing up for Yahoo's Business Directory (US) and spent months watching money being taken from my account and finding absolutely nothing of value being gained. I couldn't get the listing to properly publish, never saw the backlink on any tool, never ranked well in Yahoo for any of my kw searches, never could find a way to cancel the "service", couldn't find a phone number to Yahoo to talk to anyone about why I got nothing for my money or how I could cancel.

    Finally, I went to the bank and cancelled the charge that way. I'm considering filing a dispute for months worth of charges based on the premise that I was promised I would get "something" and in fact I got nothing at all, relative to what I would have gotten had I just done the free listing.
     
  3. coitax

    coitax Newbie

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    I'm finding i'm getting those exact same results, nothing. I was curious as to whether there was some "authoritative" effect because of the fact they have a Domain Authority (DA) of 100 yet the Page Authority (PA) is only 1. Also considering there is a citation we receive from that site which supposedly helps in local rankings. That experience sounds like a real pain. Perhaps you could get a nice windfall if you sue yahoo.
     
  4. maddy

    maddy Junior Member

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    It is good value if your company is a big one, if it is small then it is not worth it.
     
  5. JDIZM

    JDIZM Junior Member

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    I suppose it really depends on your competition right? If you want to be ranked number 1 for a tough local term and your competition has this link, it may just be giving them the edge. Other than that I wouldn't waste the money
     
  6. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    If the company you are talking about are a reasonably large professional organisation such as Accountants/Architects etc and they set aside a chunk of money from their yearly budget for marketing and promotions then yes, they probably have to pay to list their company in professional bodies and accredited journals etc. If however its just for a normal project where £299 could be spent better elsewhere then no its a waste of time. Yahoo/Bing just copy what google are doing only 2 months later.