This came up in our coaching group, from one of the business owners:
“Should I renew my Yahoo directory listing?”
Good question – here’s how to decide:
1. Take the amount of money you make every year from people clicking that link.
2. Divide that number by $300.
3. If the result is less than one, don’t renew it.
Most people will find that the result of that calculation is zero.
Spend your extra $300 a year wisely folks.
Hendrik Vos says
You might also want to answer the question “Is it worth getting one at all if I don’t already have one” I think I know the answer, but there are still people out there saying they are useful eg Market Samurai still use it in the SEO analysis.
Dan Thies says
You’d be better off putting it all on red.
I got one, years ago, when directories were all the rage. I didn’t renew after the first year, but Yahoo rarely removes listings. After 6 years, has it paid for itself from people visiting and buying something from me? In a word, NO.
I wanted to cancel this year, but it’s been on for so long that I couldn’t figure out the username and password and it renewed. Will get one of the interns to figure this out so it doesn’t renew next year.
Isn’t it still a good value for the authority link from a trusted source?
Steve, The question is, is it still regarded as an authority site. The page my link is on has never achieved a PR of 1. How many people use directories? Do they come up in search results? I would not consider Yahoo Directory a authority site if no one uses it, and it never shows up in SE’s results. It may still be of some value, i just don’t know what it would be.
hahahaha Your killing me you are very hilarius. Your simplistic way of think is very handy because i dont see that way. I need to test it for my webs.
Chinese Domain Registration says
We just payed the annual fee. I dont think is a bad investment. Time will tell.
Iteire Apollos says
I saw a free directory submission with reciprocal links. Is there a value in directory submission and i will like to know what link generating method is best.