Does being listed in Yahoo directory increase PR in Google?

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I would like to know if getting listed in Yahoo Directory will increase pagerank or just generate more traffic?
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I would use the Yahoo Directory for either. What I have found, and why I continue to submit to the Yahoo Directory, is because it will help you in Yahoo's free search. About 7-9/10 times, when I submit a site to the Yahoo Directory, in less than a month, my main keyword phrase is on page 1 in Yahoo's Seach and the listing is the Yahoo Directory listing.
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Thanks for the advice vetofunk,

I'm going to try Yahoo directory out and see what happens.
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Just make sure you use your company name for the title and don't make the description to spammy, but try to get a few keywords in...just not to many as they may rewrite it.
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I don't think submitting a site to Yahoo Directory will increase Page Rank of the site. In fact i'm of the opinion that it could give some traffic mainly from Yahoo.
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As I mentioned above, it will help positioning. Also, Google even recommends submitting your site there:

http://www.google.com/support/webmaster ... swer=35769

"Submit your site to relevant directories such as the Open Directory Project and Yahoo!, as well as to other industry-specific expert sites."
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Hello,
Submiting your site to Google will help you with your serp, no with your Page Rank, of course if you have a PR0 and you link your site in a PR4, this will help you.
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lajocar wrote:
I would like to know if getting listed in Yahoo Directory will increase pagerank or just generate more traffic?


Well....getting listed in yahoo directory sure help to rank well on yahoo for yar keywords and help to increase traffic but I do not think that it will help in getting higher Page rank....
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Getting in yahoo directory certainly helps in increasing PR. with my exp i see y directory passing the most link juice.
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From my company's ecommerce sales/transaction, subscribe to yahoo directory definitely brings a lot more traffic.
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i believe it also affects PR even though Yahoo is a competitor SE, it is still a powerful directory
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cool, so a Yahoo dir link is good to have.
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lajocar wrote:
cool, so a Yahoo dir link is good to have.

Yes.......Its really good to have listed in Yahoo directory....it helps to rank well not only on yahoo but other search engines too....
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imo, there's a possibility for an improvement in ranking and traffic when your site got listed in Yahoo's main directory.. that would be the benefits that a site can get
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lajocar wrote:
I would like to know if getting listed in Yahoo Directory will increase pagerank or just generate more traffic?


Well if your link in yahoo get indexed then it helps.
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Yahoo directory improve your SERP ranking and somehow your page rank too.
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That effect on your SERPS result and somehow in your page rank
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lajocar wrote:
I would like to know if getting listed in Yahoo Directory will increase pagerank or just generate more traffic?

If you read Google's own Webmaster Guidelines, they actually mention the Yahoo directory as a good inlink. It does not help your ranking in Yahoo though, like someone in this thread suggested. i simply spend the 300 bucks for the first year to gain credibility. Then I don't renew. It never affected my ranking afterwards.
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Submitting your website in yahoo directory helps in ranking in yahoo search engine but I don't think it helps for website's PR, there are many more factors for improving your PR.
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No doubt that yahoo directory increase page rank, to some extend. The thing is that you have to collect everything useful for improving your page rank.
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If you are getting listed in Yahoo directory, it does not guarantee that will increase your page rank but additional inbound links for your site. It is not guarantee also that it will generate traffic for your site.You should not focus on the Yahoo directory but on other link building process.
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Google crawls Yahoo directory pages so in short it is a big help boosting some rankings
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aira wrote:
imo, there's a possibility for an improvement in ranking and traffic when your site got listed in Yahoo's main directory.. that would be the benefits that a site can get

probably yes or no... The main benefit of having a yahoo directory listing is the fact that it seems to help many sites in their ranking on the yahoo search engine. Not all, but many.
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Gain reputation on your site by social networking. Gaining reputation is hard but if you have a great reputation, the chances of having a high PR is big.
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Submission of website in Yahoo directory is also helpful but for getting effective results in Google and increasing of PR depend on the relevant backlinks and informative updated contents.
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Google uses a lot of criteria when creating calculating PR..
I'm sure google look preferably on sites with listings in quality directories like yahoo and dmoz. I don't think them alone will neccessarily increase your PR although using that as part of you bigger plan along with other measures, should help.
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I agree. I don't think also submitting on Yahoo directory increases Google page rank. On some point, yahoo can promote your site to increase backlinks and traffic on your site.
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Yahoo directory submission will help to improve your yahoo SERP and google page rank. But you can't expect, more traffic from yahoo directory. I have few sites that listed in yahoo. They all are high rank on yahoo search result.

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