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8 Ways to Submit the Site to Yahoo|tips

yahoo is both a search
engine and a directory. By submitting your site to Yahoo's human-edited directory, you may have a better chance of being found by purely spider-driven engines (such as Google). It's best to figure out exactly where your site or content may fit in the Yahoo structure before submitting willy-nilly to anything that has the word "submit" in it. Expect a "reasonable delay" when using any of these site submission
options.

There are eight (!) submission options with Yahoo; I'm going to briefly go over them one by one:

  • free site submission
  • free mobile site submission
  • free media content submission
  • Yahoo search index submission
  • sponsored search
  • product submission
  • travel submission
  • Yahoo directory submit
  • Yahoo standard submission

Yahoo Free Site Submission

The Yahoo Site Submit option is easy and free. All you have to do is enter the URL of the site you'd like to submit to be included in the Yahoo Search index. Must have a free Yahoo ID in order to do this (registration required).

Yahoo Mobile
Site Submission

You can submit
your xHTML, WML
or cHTML mobile
site for
inclusion in
Yahoo's mobile
search index
.
Again, just
submit your
site's URL.

Yahoo Media
Content
Submission

If you have
audio, video, or
visual content,
you can submit
your content to
Yahoo Search
via
your media
RSS feed
.
Not as
complicated as
it might sound.

Yahoo Search
Submit

Yahoo's Search
Submit Express
 option
is not free, but
you do get
guaranteed
inclusion within
the Yahoo search
index. Pricing
of this option
varies. Make
sure to read the Yahoo
Site Submit
guidelines
 thoroughly
before choosing
this option; you
want to make
sure it's the
best option for
your site since
it does cost.

ahoo Sponsored

Search
Yahoo's sponsored
search
 option
allows your site
be listed in
sponsored search
results across
the Web. You are
in charge of
your position by
the amount you
bid on keywords,
and when you
choose this
option, you get
people who are
looking for what
you're selling.

Yahoo Product
Submission

You can submit
your products
for inclusion in
theYahoo
shopping index.
 This
option has variable
pricing
;
again, make sure
to read all the
information
before making
your decision.

Yahoo Travel
Submission

The Yahoo
Travel
Submission
 option
allows you to
"promote your
offers in Yahoo!
Travel's Deals
section where
users search for
timely deals and
offers." You
have two pricing
options
 here;
pay for
performance (you
only pay when
someone clicks
an ad that takes
them directly to
your site), or
category-based
pricing (prices
based on
specific
categories).

Yahoo Directory
Submit

The Yahoo
Directory Submit option
has a couple ofpricing
tiers depending
on the nature of
your site. Read
all the Yahoo
directory
submission
guidelines before
choosing this
option. This
option is for
commercial
sites.

General Yahoo
Site Submission
Guidelines

Always, always,
always read the
fine print first
before
submitting your
site or product
to Yahoo. You
don't want to
pay for
something that
turns out to be
the wrong option
for you. In
addition, follow
the guidelines
that Yahoo asks
you to follow
precisely. This
will make the
whole process
much easier.
Last but not
least, expect a
reasonable
amount of time
to be included
in the Yahoo
search index,
and do NOT keep
submitting your
site or product
over and over
again. Once is
enough.

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