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How To Apply To Be A Yahoo News Site

img_533f8b2a2ff02How do you apply to be a Yahoo News Site?

The first challenge is to find the application form!

It took me months of searching, on and off, before I ran across it.

I’ll make it easy for you – here it is:

Yahoo News Source Submission Form (Yahoo has since taken this down, see update below)

When you get there, you’ll find a fairly simple form.

You’ll be asked the name of your site, what location it covers, the URL, why you recommend it, and your contact information.

I believe I was required to get a Yahoo account before I could submit the form. I don’t remember that for sure though.

And that’s it.

How long does it take before you hear back from them?

Well, I’m over the two (now nine) month mark now and there’s been no response. Nothing at all.

I reached out to Yahoo News through the Yahoo press office. I told them I was writing an article and would like to learn more about the submission process and what they look for in a news site. Their only response was “we are not commenting on this.”

Yahoo is the only one of the major three news search engines to take this long and be this incommunicative.

I’ll update this post if I ever hear back from Yahoo News about my submission.

If you’ve submitted your site to Yahoo News, share your experience below!

— update —

Upon reaching the three month mark with no response, I have again contacted Yahoo and requested information about the application process. I’ll let you know when and what I hear back from them.

— update —

Now four months from the original application: no response from Yahoo News from the submission, no response to another request to their press department seeking information about the submission process.

And… they’ve apparently taken down the submission page.

I have asked Yahoo to comment on this and will update this story if/when they do.

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