Do you have a link in the Yahoo UK & Ireland Directory? If so then Yahoo will be sending you some bad news – it’s going to shut the site down and your listing will be deleted.
The Yahoo Directory has always been a well trusted link source and there are no doubt a lot of sites benefiting from having a link there. The email is unclear because at the start it says the links will be eliminated and then says that you can still maintain the listing.
Dear Yahoo! Directory Submit Client,
You are receiving this message because your site has been listed in the Yahoo! Directory under the Regional/Countries/United Kingdom or the Regional/Countries/Ireland category path. Because of this, your site has also been appearing in the U.K. & Ireland Directory. (http://uk.dir.yahoo.com/)
We are notifying you that the Yahoo! U.K. & Ireland Directory will be shutting down on November 18, 2010, and your site’s listing in that directory will be eliminated. Your site listing in the U.S.-based Directory (http://dir.yahoo.com) will remain unchanged.
Your site is listed in the Yahoo! Directory with Order ID 123456 for the following URL:
Your site was submitted to the Yahoo! Directory Submit program and was added to the following category:
Regional/Countries/United Kingdom/Business and Economy/Shopping and Services/Home and Garden/Home Improvement/
We understand that appearing in the Yahoo! UK & Ireland Directory may have been important to some of our U.K.-based customers. Because of this impending shutdown, as a courtesy, we are offering you the following options for your listing.
1) You may continue to maintain your listing through the Yahoo! Directory Submit program. Your site will remain listed in the Directory as it is now and the applicable annual fee will apply on your anniversary date. No further action on your behalf would be required.
2) You may request a refund of the most recent fee you paid as part of the Directory Submit program. Your Directory Submit account would be terminated immediately, and your site will then be removed from the Yahoo! Directory. If you wish to proceed with this option, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the Order ID, your YahooID, and the URL of your listing. In order to take advantage of this refund, Yahoo! must receive a fully completed request no later than 5 p.m. PDT on November 18, 2010. Otherwise, Yahoo! will conclude that you have selected the first option.
The annual renewal date for your site is coming up on:
To review the Yahoo! Directory Submit Terms of Service, please visit
Thank you for your participation in the Yahoo! Directory Submit Program.
The Yahoo! Directory Submit Team