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    I notice this "trick" at Yahoo. I have this site about this satirical book. So I submitted it to the humor>satire> category. The editor for that category wrote me and told me it was the wrong place but he went ahead and sent it to the editor for the right category (apparently there is actually a whole category devoted to the book - stupid me) And in 3 days it was listed.

    At the same time I submitted 3 other sites to Yahoo to the right category and that was 2 months ago and those are not yet listed.

    So I wonder if it might actually be better to submit to a slightly wrong category if the editors are more likely to edit the sites other editors send to them.

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    Another trick I've heard is to submit your site to Yahoo! Canada, no matter whether it fits that or not. I've heard most editors there will forward your site to the main Yahoo! editors and it will be reviewed immediately.

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    I also heard that adding the site by entering a Yahoo! E Mail Address is also helpful.

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    For example my sites at Yahoo are getting listed in 5-6 days. AMAZING! And believe me there are no secrets, no gimmicks, nothing with that. You should follow several [easy] guideines...

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote/font><HR>Originally posted by aspen:
    I notice this "trick" at Yahoo. I have this site about this satirical book. So I submitted it to the humor&gt;satire&gt; category. The editor for that category wrote me and told me it was the wrong place but he went ahead and sent it to the editor for the right category (apparently there is actually a whole category devoted to the book - stupid me) And in 3 days it was listed.

    At the same time I submitted 3 other sites to Yahoo to the right category and that was 2 months ago and those are not yet listed.

    So I wonder if it might actually be better to submit to a slightly wrong category if the editors are more likely to edit the sites other editors send to them.

    Chris
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    I think if you submitted to Yahoo!Canada, you just got indexed quicker by Inktomi, but now Yahoo! get search result from Google, and dropped Inktomi

    Moreover, when Yahoo! needs search results from other, it's not exactly from its own directories (Yahoo is a searchable directory)
    So it might not very helpful!

    Anyway, it's still always an experiment with Yahoo! listing

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    Arrow no, I wouldn't

    Hi,

    It is most likely that your listing was the result of an accident combined with the help of a friendly Yahoo! editor. Sometimes they just toss your submission out if it is in the wrong category -- I don't blame them. They have thousands of people to deal with daily and if someone wants to play around with them then they have the right to delete your submission and move onto the next. I have noticed that submitting, with no "tricks" or any nonsense, is the best way. After two weeks, submit again. Then, after two weeks, write to them at their special email address for this department and include site details. There is a trick for getting in the search index within days (this can produce NICE traffic) and it involves a Canadian web site. I can't remember the details exactly, but remember posting an article on the subject at our web site.

    In any case, congrats on your Yahoo! listing and good luck to all of you. We were recently added with a great listing... All I have to say is "Yahoo!"

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    the yahoo canada thing is true

    I submitted within the last week, and got reviewed last night

    Thats a lot better than with normal yahoo

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    This isn't really a trick, but its kinda funny. I submited my site, and literally, months went by. After about 4 months, I emailed the editor saying my problem. I also said that AltaVista entered my site right away, no problems. I then said, "So I Guess AltaVista is better?". That got him/here really mad, and well, my site was in the Yahoo database in a hour or so. Go figure...

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    Yahoo takes longer because humans add sites to the directory.

    Altavista on the other hand, doesn't use humans. They have a spider. That's why it goes faster, not because Altavista is better

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