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Old 07-16-2010   #1
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What is happening to Yahoo Directory?

So Yahoo SERPS are being replaced by BING. But what about the Directory.
No-one seems to know for sure, but may have paid to be listed there.
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Old 07-17-2010   #2
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Re: What is happening to Yahoo Directory?

Really, Yahoo SERPS are being replaced by BING? LOL

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Old 07-30-2010   #3
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Re: What is happening to Yahoo Directory?

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So Yahoo SERPS are being replaced by BING. But what about the Directory.
No-one seems to know for sure, but may have paid to be listed there.
My guess is that the Yahoo dir will stay put though that is just a guess

I am very curious to see what happens with Site Explorer.

So Yahoo is going to stay put, only be powered by Bing results? Is that how it will transpire? If that's the case then I would really think the Yahoo directory and site explorer will not be removed

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We’ve started testing organic (also referred to as algorithmic) and paid search listings from Microsoft for up to 25 percent of Yahoo! Search traffic in the U.S. The primary change for these tests is that the listings are coming from Microsoft. However, the overall page should look the same as the Yahoo! Search you’re used to – with rich content and unique tools and features from Yahoo!. If you happen to fall into our tests, you might also notice some differences in how we’re displaying select search results due to a variety of product configurations we are testing.
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Old 08-06-2010   #4
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Re: What is happening to Yahoo Directory?

Ya that's true JAG
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Old 08-07-2010   #5
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Re: What is happening to Yahoo Directory?

Yahoo directory is not going anywhere and is already seen by Bing
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Re: What is happening to Yahoo Directory?

Read http://forums.searchenginewatch.com/...ad.php?t=26578

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Re: What is happening to Yahoo Directory?

Anyone listen to IMS podcast?

They were saying that the Yahoo directory was removed for few smaller countries as a way to cut out the less profitable Yahoo ventures. Have not seen any posts/press releases on it though. They have to be making a lot of money on the main ones like US and Canada.
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Re: What is happening to Yahoo Directory?

good tip Brad will run this one down tomorrow
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Re: What is happening to Yahoo Directory?

Yahoo closed the EU directory but said the US directory is safe, see http://searchengineland.com/yahoo-cl...ory-safe-44610
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Yahoo closed the EU directory but said the US directory is safe, see http://searchengineland.com/yahoo-cl...ory-safe-44610
Consider yourself "thanked"

It is refreshing to see a forum that is still serious about the bottom line!
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Re: What is happening to Yahoo Directory?

lol... thanks Barry
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Re: What is happening to Yahoo Directory?

I would expect site explorer to go. I can't imagine they would go through the hassle of integrating it with the Bing index.
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