Get listed in Yahoo directory is very important in web site promotion because traffic of Yahoo directory is ranked as No.1. If your site is listed in Yahoo, you are likely to get decent traffic from it. Many webmasters found that it is extremely difficult to get listed in Yahoo. Granted! It is not impossible but really quite difficult. You need to spend effort on Yahoo submission, let me share following tips with you:
If your site is a business site, prepare to pay Yahoo US$199 (Business Express Service). It is officially announced that there is no free lunch for business sites anymore. The price guarantees that your web site will be reviewed within 7 days. As Yahoo needs to maintain a high quality directory, it cannot promise that your site will be included after a review. For non-business site, you can still submit to Yahoo for zero cost. However, Yahoo does not guarantee to review your site.
For adult site, you need to pay US$600 before Yahooˇ¦s editors will visit your site.
In general, submit to Yahoo requires money. To avoid wasting your money, you need to well prepare your site before submission.
In your web site,
1. Your official business name should be clearly visible. Yahoo is likely to take it as your site title.
2. There are no broken links and no under construction areas exist.
3. Your site must be available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. If your web host is unreliable, it means you must switch your web hosting company.
4. If you are selling products, you must ensure that you can accept credit card payment on-line in a secure channel. More favorably, you accept multiple payment methods.
5. Ensure that your business address is available at your web site. Preferably, it should be found somewhere at your homepage. At least, you should add a page called about us or contact us and provide your business address in this page.
6. Ensure that your web site functions properly in different browsers, at least, latest version of Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator.
7. Your site should be loaded fast. Of course, meaning of ˇ§fastˇ¨is subjective. If your site can be completely loaded within 6 ˇV 8 seconds, it should be no problem.