Yahoo! hacked: Is this the beginning of the end?

At the beginning of 2000, Yahoo! was indisputably the only major search engine that everyone turns to for a solution to their search queries. They also had a solid range of products, ranging from free e-mail services to photo sharing, free web hosting and various other services. Then Google entered the fray and everything has changed since then. The reason for this is simply the lack of innovation on Yahoo’s part and their disinterest in offering something of value for nothing to their users, as what Google is doing currently.

Yahoo! has been going down and down for the past ten years. They have shut down popular services such as Geocities and MyBlogLog, and even sold off Delicious.com. Now even their security has been compromised by hackers. When something serious like this happens, users lose their trust in a company and without user support, the company is bound to fail. I forsee this happening to Yahoo! in the not-so-far future. Continue reading Yahoo! hacked: Is this the beginning of the end?

Tiny website evolves and typically the most popular website shorteners

Utilizing an website shortener has become a basic requirement in the World Wide Web nowadays. By making use of a web address shortener, consumers can actually turn their prolonged site address into shorter link comprising of some random range and words. There are several URL shorteners that might enable the modification of sought after link in how that you can support the key phrases which were employed for that one webpage. If you’re able to properly offer the key phrases in the link, your specific market would see your site with greater regularity and they’d also remember the deal with in the website in the future as well as for recommendation purposes at the same time.

Inside the internet business, it’s very important to draw buyers and to ensure they are riveted. Greater amount of this sort of buyers you’ve got, it helps you as being a person in generation higher amount of cash, and it will be also ideal for increasing number your business. Therefore, any individual included with any type of organization would always desire to increase his business to the best of his skills as a way to boost his revenue, and internet based advertising and marketing is possibly the easiest method to do this. The need for an Link is essential in this connection, because you just cannot offered a great number of phrases on your own Link it is very important to shorten website employing web address shorteners so that it is easier to remember and quotation interesting as well.

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MyBlogLog to be shut down by Yahoo!

Just when I was thinking of expanding the usage of this service on all my websites and blogs, Yahoo! just had to drop the bombshell by announcing that they will shut down MyBlogLog starting from 24th May 2011 onwards.

Apart from Delicious and Flickr, MyBlogLog is probably the only service affiliated with Yahoo! that I am using heavily at the moment. Its really a shame that they had to shut down such a great service which allows you to see who had viewed your website or blog. I really do not understand what Yahoo! is up to. Perhaps this is a telling sign that Yahoo! will be going bust anytime soon.

YPN to shut down on April 30th 2010

Well this is certainly no April Fool’s joke, seeing that this was widely reported on many tech blogs, including TechCrunch. This has also been confirmed on the YPN Blog. If you are a Yahoo Publisher Network (YPN) publisher, you would have received the following e-mail informing you of this decision:

Dear Publisher,

Yahoo! continuously evaluates and prioritizes our products and services, in alignment with business goals and our continued commitment to deliver the best consumer and advertiser experiences. After conducting an extensive review of the Yahoo! Publisher network beta program, we have decided to close the program effective April 30, 2010. We expect to deliver final publisher payments for the month ending april 30, 2010 to publishers no later than May 31, 2010. All publishers eligible for 1099s for the 2010 tax year will have those mailed by January 31, 2011.

Because our content will no longer be delivered to your ad unit spaces after April 30, 2010, we recommend removing all YPN ad code from your pages by that date.

This will certainly be a problem for many YPN publishers who are banned from Google AdSense, the stronger competitor of YPN. On my part, I’ve never used it myself but I have been waiting patiently for YPN to come out of beta (even though it has been 5 years) and go international, however remote it was. Looks like this possibility has now become impossible.

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Blast from the past: Yahoo!

I still remember when I first came across Yahoo! in 1998. At the time I did not know what search engines were and I did had a hard time finding what I needed. Yahoo! was the search engine of that era (before the rise of the Big G) and I did use it for some time but only sparingly. That is, until they bought over Rocketmail and then Geocities. I then had no choice but was “forced” to use their service.

I came across this screenshot of Yahoo! in 1998. Ah, the nostalgia….

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How to utilise Overture/Yahoo facility to gain traffic

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Overture or now known as Yahoo because of Yahoo’s takeover, was the original inventor of the use of the P4P or Pay for Performance. Overture saw that the internet was fast becoming the easiest and most convenient way to shop, and advertising was going to hit at an all time high because of the many businesses in the arena. To get a person to go to a site than others, it needs to be very visible. Providing ads that could direct potential consumers and costumers to their site would allow them to have an increase in traffic as well as sales. Yahoo provides a service, for example promoting san diego dj service, that can put a site or company’s ad in their sites that can be shown when certain keywords are inputted. Yahoo offers a chance for any company to increase their traffic by using their services. With more people being aware of your site, there would be more traffic and visitors to your site given the chance to view your pages as well as your products. With even a small percentage of successful sales, with a high traffic volume this could still be a substantial figure for your company.

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