What's so good/bad about Yahoo?
- Some categories
are top class resources, however:
- No longer
the biggest (Open Directory & Looksmart have surpassed it)
not fresh - can take months for a new site to be listed
stars or ratings - ranks alphabetically
pay $US299 annually to be listed
|Arts & Humanities|
College and University,
& Drink, Video...
|News & Media|
Newspapers, TV, By
Ask an Expert, Flags...
Regions, US States,
& Groups ...
How Yahoo works
All keywords as if connected by AND.
If all the words occur as a phrase, that page will rank higher.
or - and phrases within quotes, as well as t:
for title and u: for url, as in u:yahoo.com
Yahoo show us their categories, then reviewed
pages, then results from Google (which perversely gives Open Directory listed
sites a high ranking).
How to submit your URL
Information can be found on
my submission pages.
Check out the fastest
moving, and most popular
topics at Yahoo today
Europe : Denmark - France - Germany - Italy - Norway - Spain - Sweden - UK & Ireland
: Asia - Australia & NZ - China - HK - India - Japan - Korea - Singapore - Taiwan
Americas : Argentina - Brazil - Canada - Chinese - Mexico - Spanish
U.S. Cities : Atlanta - Boston - Chicago - Dallas/FW - LA - NYC - SF Bay - Wash. DC - more...
Facts & Figures
two developers of Yahoo, David Filo and Jerry Yang, Ph.D. (Stanford University),
started their guide in April 1994 as a way to keep track of their personal interests
on the Internet. Before long they found that their home-brewed lists were becoming
too long and unwieldy. Gradually they began to spend more and more time working
on Yahoo (and now they are rich). During 1994 they converted Yahoo into a customized
database to serve the thousands of users that began to use the service through
the closely bound Internet community. In November 1994 there were 170,000 visitors
each day. In 1998 they were getting 26 million visitors per month. Yahoo net revenue
in 1998 was $203 million and in September 1999 they were averaging 385 million
page views per day....read a May
1995 interview with the founders.
Size: 1.7 million
per day: ????
Popularity: The second most popular search site
(just behind MSN), with 33% of searchers using it at least once during Jan 2002.
number of links on their Home Page: 258