site listings by popularity at yahoo.com

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I am curious to know your opinion about the web sites which are listed in the yahoo.com - site listings  by popularity. I mean if any site listed in the following page, what type of criterias belong to these sites?  

http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Classifieds/

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Sohel RanaAsked:
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humeniukCommented:
The sites listed in the Yahoo Directory are either paid listings or are sites that have been submitted or Yahoo has found that they deem to be worth listing.  This is different than the Yahoo search results due to the paid listings and the fact that the selection process is more selective.

However, when listed in order of 'importance', the criteria for determining 'importance' are very similar to those used for the search results.  Given that search engines use proprietary technology that is carefully protected, we can't know what all of these criteria are.  However, you can get a basic understanding by looking at Yahoo's Quality Guidelines (http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/ysearch/deletions/deletions-05.html) and with a basic understanding of search engine optimization (SEO).  The best overview of SEO techniques currently available can be found here: www.seo-guy.com/tutorial.html.
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Sohel RanaAuthor Commented:
Although I know the brief info from the following page :

http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/dir/basics/basics-21.html

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Sohel RanaAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help.

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humeniukCommented:
Glad to be able to help.  Thanks for the A.
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