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    As I was browsing through google, I saw that they recommend submitting to both DMOZ and to yahoo. I seem to be listed already with having applied, but would I get better rankings if I submitted - I see a free option, a $49 pa search submit option and a $300 option to be listed in the web directory

    Are any or all of these options useful for gaining good traffic and moving up the SERPS?

    Would a $300 submit be a waste of money on getting into the web directory? Or is it essential? Do they look upon gambling portals favorably?
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    Yes, it is helpful to submit to Yahoo.
    Here is info about submitting your site.

    Before submitting your sitemap URL, you should submit your home page to Yahoo!. If you do not yet have an account, you will have to set one up before you have access to the submission page.
    https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/submit

    On the same page, you can submit your feed if you have one.

    I found that Yahoo indexed some of my pages and found backlinks faster than Google in the beginning.

    Hope this helps.
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    Thanks Gayle, that is useful

    Do you (or anyone else) have any thoughts on submitting to the directory itself, which I think costs about $300 - is that a waste of money? Or would it have benefits? Perhaps in helping pagerank, moving up the serps etc..
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    I have a site stracker on my forum which tells me where people come from and what they searched to get to my site ( keywords ) and I can honestly say that 95% came from google. I have never submitted my site to google or any other search engine and am on the top 2 pages of google for many things. However on yahoo I seem to not exsist.

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    Would a $300 submit be a waste of money on getting into the web directory?
    From the last I heard $300 Yahoo does not guarantee a listing. I personally would not bother. Besides Yahoo is very outdated when it comes to servicing webmasters. I maybe a bit partial but I can't stomach Yahoo. For these reasons dumping cash into yahoo could be a big waste of money.

    Also I consider Yahoo a spam engine results are very poor quality.

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    Thanks, I think I'll save my money, then. I wonder, though, why google recommend submitting to the yahoo directory?

    I guess it is a good, high PR back-link to have, but not worth $300, surely?
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    I don't even think they allow gambling related content to be submitted in their directory right?? At least that's what I read in their TOS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by penny-slot-machines View Post
    Thanks, I think I'll save my money, then. I wonder, though, why google recommend submitting to the yahoo directory?

    I guess it is a good, high PR back-link to have, but not worth $300, surely?
    Yahoo listings can help the site in organic rankings plus it gives it a trust rank - Google gives more weight to sites they trust that vote for another site such as Yahoo or edu links

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    Quote Originally Posted by penny-slot-machines View Post
    Thanks, I think I'll save my money, then. I wonder, though, why google recommend submitting to the yahoo directory?

    I guess it is a good, high PR back-link to have, but not worth $300, surely?
    Quote Originally Posted by WagerX View Post
    I don't even think they allow gambling related content to be submitted in their directory right?? At least that's what I read in their TOS.
    http://uk.dir.search.yahoo.com/searc...2=sfp&p=casino

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    Yes, submitting to Yahoo! is useful.
    Google may be the 200lb gorilla, but yahoo still has huge traffic.

    Quote Originally Posted by penny-slot-machines View Post
    Thanks, I think I'll save my money, then. I wonder, though, why google recommend submitting to the yahoo directory?

    I guess it is a good, high PR back-link to have, but not worth $300, surely?
    (on paid listings)
    I've used the Yahoo paid submission service for non-gaming sites in the past, and it was $300 very well spent. We recieved a lot of traffic to those sites.

    The acceptance process can be hard, so make sure you read all the guidlines and impliment them before you make your application.

    I would say it's worth it, and especially so for sites targetting the UK.

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    What Google says about Yahoo Dir:

    Submit your site to relevant directories such as the Open Directory Project and Yahoo!, as well as to other industry-specific expert sites.
    source: google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=35769

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    Quote Originally Posted by WagerX View Post
    I don't even think they allow gambling related content to be submitted in their directory right?? At least that's what I read in their TOS.
    I recently paid the $300 and my gambling related site was rejected - quite annoying since there are tons of gambling sites in their directory.

    I did get my money back though so not all lost.

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