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Dropping Out Of Yahoo Directory?
Posted 17 May 2004 - 04:47 PM
Is it worth staying in yahoo directory or is it ok drop it for a more up to date title on result pages? Any opinions?
Posted 17 May 2004 - 05:04 PM
Is it on yearly renewal? If so, you might try simply not renewing it when it comes up, and then see what happens. Worst thing that will happen is it drops and you have to pay the yearly fee again. You don't lose any money that way.
If you're not on a yearly review plan, just make sure that you're willing to take the risk and possibly have to pay for reinstatement if your site suddenly drops.
Personally, I doubt it will, but I'm certainly not going to take the responsibility for it if it does. In other words, I'm not removing my site from the directory!
Posted 17 May 2004 - 07:35 PM
I don't think anyone can make that decision for you.
You are absolutely right. I think I might actually do better on yahoo without a directory link since it will atleast pick up a better titlte tag. I am on the annual renewal but I personally dont think its worth having that with an outdated title tag. I'll ask them to update the title tag...lets c...if not then I think I'll probably drop out of the directory.
Anyone else -- any opinion? Do you all have direcotry listing at yahoo?
Posted 17 May 2004 - 10:37 PM
Generally your Yahoo title is company name. What makes it outdated? They will change it if it's inaccurate.
Posted 17 May 2004 - 11:20 PM
If you are changing your title to add a keyword etc, then don't bother as Yahoo does use your page title to rank your site and not the directory name that it shows.
Posted 18 May 2004 - 01:10 PM
Jill: The description and title were outdated cos my site has grown from a single product site to a site containing a lot of information in the field. The earlier title was just CompanyName and short product description. Its kinda silly to just have company name in yahoo listing since it does not convey anything. Hopefully they'll make the change.
Posted 18 May 2004 - 05:35 PM
AFAIK, Yahoo's directory title - and hence the title you will also see in your Yahoo web pages result - is simply the company name and nothing more. And I don't think there's any way you can change that. But I'm happy to be put right on this.
The earlier title was just CompanyName and short product description.
Posted 18 May 2004 - 05:52 PM
Posted 18 May 2004 - 06:08 PM
Is it not reasonable to drop the directory listing to improve click through and rankings?
Does yahoo consider keyword density in title tag of home page or the directory description?
Posted 20 May 2004 - 08:35 AM
I'm more than a little jaded with the Yahoo directory listing since that 'company name = page title' thing was pointed out. However, others - such as MakeMeTop - take a different view: http://www.highranki...240
Bear in mind that Barry is referring to the UK Yahoo directory, which has a once-only £199 fee - I'm not sure how he'd view it if Yahoo adopted the US's annual review fee model here in the UK.
But, as Jill says, it's up to you really...
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