Are The Yahoo and DMOZ Directories Still Worth It?!
With the way Google is playing masters of the universe with the Internet - it's clear that what used to work yesterday isn't guaranteed to work tomorrow. With this in mind, it's important to continually re-evaluate the ranking power of once great sites to ensure that you're leveraging your resources for the highest return.
That's why it's time to put the Yahoo and DMOZ directories under the microscope to see if they are still worth getting listed in. As with many investments, it's not always clear if you're going to get a return on them or not...
Yahoo Directory - still a good investment?
The Yahoo Directory is one of the very few PageRank 8 directories that has been officially endorsed by Google as a good place to submit your site, without worry of getting a paid link penalty. Here are some Quick Facts on the Yahoo Directory.
- A listing in Yahoo often generates 12 backlinks from different country specific directories.
- It has a Google PageRank 8 Home Page.
- 1,991,633 pages indexed at Yahoo Site Explorer.
- 617,000 pages indexed at Google.
- 429,000 pages indexed at Bing.
But is it really worth the $299 ($600 for adult sites) annual fee? That's the question we're going to attempt to show you how to answer for your business and it all depends on...does Google and Bing index the category where your site listing will be placed?
If these two major engines aren't indexing the pages, then the value of your investment will be greatly reduced. The cost you pay initially is for a review of the site, but that doesn't guarantee a listing....