I've been trying off and on for some time now to get into Yahoo, and the reason I think I can't is because I can't find the precise category to submit to. Or maybe they look askance at my site's content (?).
The site isn't specialist, it's rather wide-ranging. It's a business, but it's also a glorified 'home page' i.e. I make my presence felt.
If it was about 'cheese' or 'horse-racing', or had a single theme, I reckon it wouldn't be too hard.
Can anyone suggest a suitable specific category in Yahoo I could submit it to?
How can you find a classification for your site when your site contains so many different items of varying interest? Heck, you've got self-help, dating, ecommerce, chat rooms, tarot card readings and more!
If Yahoo had a category called HodgePodge, you'd be a perfect fit!
Yahoo makes it plainly clear that they are interested in sites that their client base would consider useful. They also, maybe not so plainly, make it clear that they (the Yahoo Guides) will make their own judgements on what is useful and approriate.
If you want to get into Yahoo, you are going to have to narrow your field of interest and concentrate on one area/product/line.
Thanks for the feedback, chaps. I've already started to do this. It's actually interesting to go and *look* at the sites that http://www.yahoo.co.uk has in it's index, in the categories you want to submit to, and compare them to yours. They tend to be sober, have unique content, and are focussed. I couldn't look at my own site objectively, but I have a better idea now.
And I think they bleedin' should have a miscellaneous or 'hodgepodge' category.