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Yahoo Search Submit Shut Down

I received an email from Yahoo Search Submit stating that they would be shutting down their paid inclusion program as of December 31, 2009. Yahoo! will provide a pro-rated refund to Yahoo! Search Submit Basic and Express advertisers for the unused portion of their annual fee in January 2010.

I had several urls listed in Yahoo using this method. I guess they couldn’t keep it up and want website owners to pay the $299 annual listing fee to be in their directory. A few years ago I did pay the $299 listing fee but my website never came up in the search results. I thought that was what I was paying for. My website only came up when someone browsed the Yahoo directory and nothing else. That was pretty much zero benefit for me and definitely not worth $299. I won’t make that mistake again. On the other hand Yahoo Search Submit placed your website in the search result listings and refreshed your page every couple of days for $50/year. That was a valuable service that will be missed. This probably marks the end of paid inclusion. :(



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October 26th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

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