Got listed in the Japanese Yahoo today!! Yehey, the key to lots and lots of visitors to the site! Or not as it may seem. They listed the site as a”children’s’ language school”. Wonderful!! You pay a fortune, they ask you to jump through hoops to get the site to fit their regulations, then they can’t even figure out what the site is about! I wouldn’t really be that fussed as the site still ranks well for other keywords, but the problem is whenever it now appears in Yahoo it has the words “language school” written next to it! This is bound to turn teachers off and also to lead to a ton more emails from people thinking that’s what we are (there is no Genki English school – if there was I’d be a millionaire!).
The problem is that Yahoo, strangely, doesn’t seem to have a category for a web based business. There are rankings for teaching guides, but I can’t appear there as I sell stuff on the site (eventhough there are sites there that you actually have to pay to access!), and the only business type of listing for English is for schools. Oh dear, well let’s see how it goes, but it is a big opportunity missed.