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I logged into my site's control panel and checked logs that show my most recent visitors. I saw line "YahooFeedSeeker/1.0", not just at my feed, but at links it was pointing to, almost immediately.
A few hours later, I went to search directory for feeds similar to mine. A search for "traffic secret" popped my site up - now that is fast inclusion.
I noticed next day that every time I updated portion of my site that has feed, number of visitors on that page doubled. So it looks like if you're not in a crowded niche, now is a great time to add your feed - there were about 48 results for "internet marketing", but only 7 for "sunglasses".
Once you've submitted, don't forget to stick one of "Add to My Yahoo!" buttons in a visible spot on your web property. The following link will take you directly to instructions at Yahoo: http://my.yahoo.com/s/publishers.html#promote - or if you're as lazy as I am, get Yahoo to do work for you- http://my.yahoo.com/s/button.html .
Want to search Yahoo's RSS Directory for your site or others? Just go to your "My Yahoo!" page, find where you added RSS Headlines block and click "Edit", usually in upper right hand corner of block of content.
That will take you to a new page. Now, where you would normally type a URL, type your keyword, or if you know a site has a feed but don't know address, type in home page.
Advanced users can also click on Import feature to import feeds through their .OPML file. You can display up to 50 feeds per page, but there does not appear to be a limitation on how many feeds you can include in Yahoo.
When does a browse-able version of Yahoo's RSS Directory open, and how much more traffic can you expect when it does? I haven't heard any speculation on when Beta period will be up, but I'd be willing to be it will be soon.
My suggestion? Add your link now, while Yahoo appears to be taking all comers.
Does this convert me back to my Yahoo-loving days of yore? Not quite yet.
But ice that formed over Yahoo spot in my heart... slowly... melting...
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