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    I want to go ahead and submit my site to yahoo. I don't have $300 to just throw away and not get the listing and I don't want a crappy listing.

    my site is www.searchany.com and I want to target the very searched phrase search engine or search engines. The problem is yahoo uses your site title as your yahoo title. Mine would be searchany.com right?

    That would not work for the keyword phrase search engine. I understand already that the text description could contain the word search engine but I've noticed those have very little impact on the search results.

    I also know that I could use another name as the title of my site and searchany.com would only be the url, but I don't have any good ideas for a title.

    Another thing, and I know this belongs in site review, could anyone review my site and tell me what needs to be changed before I submit. I have a privacy policy and contact info. Do I need to revise them or are they okay?

    Should I remove all of the advertisement banners from the site?

    Is it ready to submit?

    Any Ideas???

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    You can do OK with an attractive description. I think that the most important thing in the new Yahoo! algorithm is click popularity. So try to write a description that people will click on with a site that people will stay on. Yahoo! may give your site a "trial run" at the head of the search results, so make sure that your site is ready and will keep visitors occupied before doing the submission. Because click popularity is important, you might wish to target a phrase which is more likely to get you clicks; possibly "pay-per-click" or something more specific. Actually, go ahead and include both. Also, I doubt that changing your title on your site will influence the Yahoo! reviewer to give you a different title; you would need a whole new domain name with all the words in your title in your domain name. I think that Yahoo! reviewers look at the domain name as determinative of the title. Unless you want to change your domain name, focus on writting a description that includes your keyphrases and is short and objective so that it will not be altered by the editor. Good luck!

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    Heyder,

    I'm not an expert by any means, but I can tell you that I recently had a site rejected by yahoo. The reason they gave me is that my site didn't have enough "unique content", and that they wouldn't accept a site which consisted of links to other sites.

    Man, I can't tell you how much that hurt! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]
    It doesn't help when -like mousejockey says in another post- you vent to your family and they don't even know what you are talking about. Poor Jadda Kiss ended up on the receiving end of my rant, LOL!

    But I digrees...

    I had ANOTHER site accepted into Yahoo which onsited of NOTHING but affiliate links, and another which had BARELY any content; but I won't even mention that in my appeal.

    I think this shows that your getting listed will depend a lot on who reviews you site; but I suggest that you add more unique content, even if it is a contest or something to that effect.

    I don't think the ads will hurt you, most sites in Yahoo are inundated by ads.

    Good Luck! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

    Netsu -who is now going back to work on her appeal

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    I changed my mind. Yahoo can kiss my @ss [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

    The 300 dollars non refundable is sick!

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    yeah the non-refundable thing is sickening. Not worth the risk. I think Yahoo is not very wise because they can actually earn more by charging listers a yearly fee but at a lower rate say $50. They must also change into charge only if a site gets accepted. They also should allow sub-pages to be listed. These way more people will sign-up for it.

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    yeah the non-refundable thing is sickening. Not worth the risk. I think Yahoo is not very wise because they can actually earn more by charging listers a yearly fee but at a lower rate say $50. They must also change into charge only if a site gets accepted. They also should allow sub-pages to be listed. These way more people will sign-up for it. Yahoo just doesn't know how to profit from it's strong brand.

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    Netsu - You can vent to me anytime. I don't mind at all. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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    Thank you Jada! <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon38.gif>

    I probably will<IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon15.gif>

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