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I was just curious if anybody here is currently listed in Yahoo's directory. I used to have a few sites in their directory, but not anymore. From what I hear you pretty much have to pay to have any chance of getting listed there now. Anybody listed in Yahoo (not the part powered by Google) ?
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one of the sites that i do free work for (charity) is listed http://www.decosterskids.com just do a search for dream team or decoster's kids and it should show up and give a link to the directory listing for it
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Do you know if they had to pay to get that listing? or did they get it free?
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Oh by the way, I just checked on Yahoo and I do not see them listed in the directory. Only result I find for them is in the google search part. I typed in dream team and only saw 6 other results

Dream Team Site, The - includes character profiles, forum, and news.
Harchester Community - offers fans a forum to talk about the show.
Harchester Dragons - includes info, photos, and forum.
Harchester United Dream Team - provides details on the football club, along with fixtures, profiles, and TV coverage.
Harchester.net - dedicated to fans of Harchester United FC, Sky One's football drama series Dream Team.
HUTV - includes games, season reviews, articles, and more.
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hmmm used to be different, maybe it was "suzuki dream team" that made the result. but no they never paid for any listing ever. weird i guess the index is ever changing cause when i checked it before it was right there at the top (last june or so)...
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I used to have sites listed in Yahoo! as well, but not anymore... as I think they are focussing more on the sites paying them money to be listed. I am not positive though.
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I too used to have a site listed at yahoo that is not there anymore and when I tried to submit my new site with my own domain name http://www.freeprogrammingresources.com (before I added advertisements) they still wouldn't list it even though I pay them to host the site. I think you have to have a really unique, free site - one with no ads or membership fee - to even have a chance of getting listed without paying.
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Yeah I agree, I wonder what the chances of getting listed in their directory are, if you go for the pay submission, where they gurantee to review your site in like 5-7 days.

All I know is in the past I had listings, but now it seems impossible to get in there at least for free.

I see a ton of good sites out there that should be in Yahoo, and they are no where to be found. So in my opinion Yahoo has its share of problems when they do not know how to list good sites.
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i just checked 3-4 of my sites or clients and 0 are listed. bummer....
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HEY !!!

http://www.decosterskids.com/


take a look at the top and bottom flag borders.


then take a look at my site,
click in a bit and scroll to the bottom

http://www.bodyshopbabes.com/

you f*cker ...

j/k
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yours:

Code: [ Select ]
<table width="100%" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 border=0>
<tr>
 <td height=32 align=center valign=top background="images/menu_bottom_flag.gif">
</table>
  1. <table width="100%" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 border=0>
  2. <tr>
  3.  <td height=32 align=center valign=top background="images/menu_bottom_flag.gif">
  4. </table>


mine:
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<table width="100%" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 border=0>
<tr>
 <td height=32 align=center valign=top background="images/bsb_menu_bottom_flag.gif">&</td>
</tr>
</table>
  1. <table width="100%" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 border=0>
  2. <tr>
  3.  <td height=32 align=center valign=top background="images/bsb_menu_bottom_flag.gif">&</td>
  4. </tr>
  5. </table>



you bastard ... I can tell 100% you copied that *plum* from my site
the rest of your tables all have their properties written else by an editor

I always leave out the "" when I use sizes on borders or spacings,
and I always handwrite my border=0> at the very end of the table tags for easy editing.

all the rest of your pages tables are differently written.

CONFESS now ...

btw - you left the closing tags for the TD and TR out


you and your Decoster's Kids SUCK !!!!


LOL
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i admit it... like i said above it is a non profit site (i get $0.00)... and iwas trying to throw together a suitable look for a 100 hit per month site... anyway when i first started up my sexytopless site... i noticed a trickle of traffic from your site (you linked to my site on your links page)... so i linked back... anyway as i was checking out your site... at that exact moment, i had been looking for a nice checkered flag pattern for their site... so i didnt even know who your were at the time... all i knew was that some guy with a cool website had a cool graphic that i thought would look very nice... anyway lets face it... we have all used graphics from other sites at one time or another...

anyway... want me to remove it? i dont mind removing it....

or maybe you could chalk it up as ultimate flattery that i liked your work?
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Steen wrote:
yours:

btw - you left the closing tags for the TD and TR out



According to the HTML standards, the last two of these tags don't need to be closed; the </TR> and </TD> tags are optional.
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Gadget Guru wrote:
According to the HTML standards, the last two of these tags don't need to be closed; the </TR> and </TD> tags are optional.


Serious? You got a link that proves this?
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Gadget Guru wrote:
i admit it ... want me to remove it?


Naaa, I'll just call you a bastard a couple more times and were considered even.
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Four of my clients and my own place rank high on the Google powered part. I used to have one of them in the directory, but it's not there anymore. It's getting harder and harder, it seems to find good search engines with good free placement options.
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Yeah the google powered part comes directly from how google has ranked sites. So that really has nothing to do with the Yahoo directory itself. I used to have sites in the directory as well, but not anymore. Yahoo is slowly going downhill I think. They seem a bit favored to people who pay for listings, and that means they really aren't actively seeking the best sites on the internet for any given category. Money will always change someones business model though, and has the power to corrupt things.
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Bigwebmaster wrote:
Gadget Guru wrote:
According to the HTML standards, the last two of these tags don't need to be closed; the </TR> and </TD> tags are optional.


Serious? You got a link that proves this?



http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/ ... l#h-11.2.5

about 25% down the page or so
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interesting
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Strange, first time I've seen that.

W3 don't lie ...
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i had heard this a while back...not sure who told me and where, but I
brushed it off because I don't actually handwrite my code.

it is interesting, but makes good sense really. let the browser make
sense of your code. Not sure I agree with it though. Who knows...
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However, it is not corrrect for XHTML.

From the w3schools:

http://www.w3schools.com/xhtml/xhtml_html.asp

Quote:
The Most Important Differences:
XHTML elements must be properly nested
XHTML documents must be well-formed
Tag names must be in lowercase
All XHTML elements must be closed
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Wow I have always wondered why I see this on source code of some sites:

Empty Elements Must also Be Closed
Empty elements must either have an end tag or the start tag must end with />.

This is wrong:

This is a break<br>
Here comes a horizontal rule:<hr>
Here's an image <img src="happy.gif" alt="Happy face">

This is correct:

This is a break<br />

Here comes a horizontal rule:<hr />Here's an image <img src="happy.gif" alt="Happy face" />

Now I finally know! I just got that from ATNO/TW. Thanks again, you keep having nice suprises of info here.
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I just checked for my site and all of my main pages are showing up, I searched for "gravestone archives" and it came up with my award page as #1 and if you click "similar pages" all the other ones pop up on a list.

I am not sure if this is due to the google part of Yahoo or not I'll let you be the judge.

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Yeah that is the google part of Yahoo.
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pretty muche veryone uses google in some capacity now, huh? seems
like it anyway
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Not as much people use Yahoo!'s Search then Google's. Google lists every site basically, easy deal. :D
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Woo! My Warcraft III clan comes up as number the number one result for rebel horde! Now if only my clan was active I'd be getting hits...
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ok well yahoo are no longer accepting free website submissions as they used to.

My suggestion would be to register your site with http://www.dmoz.com who are a people powered search engine. They supply all the major and non major search engines with their listings. Make sure you know what is the best category to put your site in, as if you enter it somewhere it doesnt belong it will either be rejected or take longer to process.

I submit sites all the time I have made and I find with most sections it takes a nominal amount of time to be listed.

Hope thats of some help! :D
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yes i do, i dident pay anything. just type small sports or smallsports and its the second one from the top
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