Google Says, Yahoo Directory Does Have PageRank

Jun 8, 2008 • 3:34 pm | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Yahoo Web Directory

On Thursday, we broke the news that the Yahoo Directory had no PageRank via a WebmasterWorld thread. Matt Cutts of Google quickly commented saying that the Yahoo Directory has a PageRank of 8. Matt was referring to the home page, which we said did have a PR value but not the internal pages.

Since then I have been tracking the discussion to find out that Matt added more details to the WebmasterWorld later on June 6th, saying although it appears the deeper pages do not have PageRank, they actually do. Matt said:

It looks like it's just a matter of canonicalizing upper vs. lowercase as to why some of the subdirectories look the way they do in the toolbar. I just wanted to reiterate that the Yahoo Directory has plenty of PageRank in our internal systems.

This just seems very weird to me. I guess it just proves that what we see in the Google Toolbar as a PageRank score can be very very wrong.

In any event, it is good to know that the Yahoo Directory has PageRank to pass around.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Michael Martinez

06/09/2008 04:06 pm

It looks like Google did something qurky last week and they are stuck on the fence. A few key indicators I watch are suddenly frozen. It's like they started to roll out one of their minor updates, changed their minds, but left it all hanging on the fence to go fishing or something.

No Name

06/16/2008 08:30 am

May it be because Microsoft wanted to buy Yahoo and Yahoo negotiates now with Gogle??

No Name

07/10/2008 07:23 pm

No,it seems there is no page rank at all. I think it is a waste of money to include site link anymore in yahoo directory. $299 for nothing.


05/09/2012 05:48 am

Has anyone found any use of Yahoo Directory? $299 is a very expensive backlinks

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