Yahoo! Offers Free Web Sites
Yahoo! will offer free Web sites to the over 10 million US based businesses that currently don’t have a web presence. Yahoo! hopes to get compensated by generating contacts with potential ad buyers, as well as by enhancing the search experience of its searchers.
A basic listing, which is free, will offer a simple, 5-page brochure site displaying a business logo, name and contact info, service information, and links to other websites. An enhanced listing costs $9.95 per month and offers more information to Local-search users on the results pages including a bolded company slogan or tagline.
Both basic and enhanced Local listings come with the website creation offer and both will guarantee business information is represented in the Yahoo's local search directory and in Yahoos general index. An added bonus to having a Yahoo local listing site is that when it is included in Yahoo's index, it is open to spidering from all other search engines.
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