How You Can Get Another Free Listing In Yahoo
Let's be honest. There's three types of people in world.
* Yahoos * Googlers * People who are neither, or both.
I've been lurking in forums, and I realized something - they seem to be a lot saner than I am. But then, almost everyone is.
I've been a Google gal for a while. There. I said it. And why not? Google has been good to me.
But Yahoo finally has me convinced that they are at minimum, top contender for title of heavyweight search engine champion of world. I now take them very seriously for many reasons.
What really has potential to turn me into a type 2 or 3 is attention Yahoo pays to RSS. Like everyone, I heard big announcement back in February of this year that Yahoo was developing an RSS Directory, and had re-launched their Beta RSS Headlines module of "My Yahoo!".
Still, I took my time hopping on "marketing through RSS" bandwagon, though I've had feeds on most of my sites since late 2002.
When I finally started using my feeds during some research, I ran across Yahoo's "Add to My Yahoo!" button on many sites that also carry orange "XML" insignia,
And I have to say, it shocks me how easy it seems to be to get Yahoo to pay attention to your feed.
The folks at Yahoo tell you that they are forming an RSS Directory on this page: http://my.yahoo.com/s/publishers.html#find
The page goes on to tell you that getting your feed included is as simple as adding your feed to your own "My Yahoo" Page.
You may be thinking, as I was, that this can't be same Yahoo we're talking about. The one whose search engine many secretly hoped would fail, in off chance that we could go back to Google-on-Yahoo days? (Don't look at me. I'm not THAT much of a Google gal.)
But yes, same Yahoo whose directory many found so difficult to get into in days of yore, lists your feed in their directory almost immediately.
Furthering my investigation, I blew dust off my own Yahoo page, unused since 2003, scrolled down to bottom, and clicked "choose content" button.
They didn't even try to hide it. In five steps, taking me less than a minute, my link was added.
Under first section of options for "My Front Page", under "My Yahoo! Essentials", was "RSS Headlines (BETA)New!". I chose that (step one), and on next page, all I had to do was type in my news feed, (step two) click search (step four), and then when page re-loaded, click on "Finished" button (step five).