I had previously posted about the value of using Google Sitemaps and also that Yahoo is offering a similar free service. Sort of a Yahoo Sitemaps program.
Yahoo already offers their Search Submit paid inclusion service which guarantees all accepted urls will be included in Yahoo’s organic results, but there’s a cost per click. Paid inclusion is ideal for web sites that have issues with getting their sites crawled and also if information changes often. Paid inclusion urls are updated every 48 hours.
However, some sites may want to explore an alternative and use the free Yahoo sitemap option. Over at ISEDB (Internet Search Engine Database) I’ve outlined more specific information about Google sitemaps and also how to use Yahoo’s free bulk inclusion option in an article titled, “Search Engine Inclusion with Google and Yahoo Sitemaps“.