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The Yahoo Directory Is Officially Dead

Back in September, Yahoo announced that it would shut down the Yahoo Directory, its oldest service, and the one that put the company on the map to begin with. In fact, the announcement for such a major product closure was quiet at best, as it came in the middle of a blog post announcing a handful of product shut downs. …

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After 20 Years, Yahoo Directory Gets The Axe

It is truly the end of an era. Yahoo officially announced that it’s killing off the Yahoo Directory. Okay, maybe that era technically ended a long time ago, but it’s really over now. Do you miss the days of the Yahoo Directory? We probably won’t be talking about it much ever again, so do you have anything interesting to say …

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Here’s What The Guy Who Wrote The Book On Twitter Thinks About Its Directory And Embeddable Timelines Widget

Twitter has recently launched a user profile directory and an embeddable timelines widget. The two features are fairly unrelated, but since we had the opportunity to converse with Mark Schaefer, author of The Tao Of Twitter, we thought we’d pick his brain about them. The Twitter Profile Directory “It has been frustratingly difficult finding users on Twitter unless you know …

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SEOmoz Analyst: Google Will Be Cracking Down On Directories More

Earlier this month, there was some discussion about Google having de-indexed free web directories. Most of the ones we looked at had not actually been de-indexed, but were not ranking well, but there were clearly some that had been de-indexed. Since then, SEOmoz has been doing somde extensive data gathering, investigating the situation further. Kurtis Bohrnstedt, the company’s “Captain of …

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Google Seems To Be OK With Paid Inclusion These Days

We know from the countless instances of paid link penalties that Google doesn’t like it when you buy your way into organic search results, but Google has other financial transactions that influence some of its search results. Last month, Danny sullivan and Pamela Parker put out an interesting report about Google’s apparent paid inclusion program, which comes in the form …

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Some Free Directories Go Missing From Google, Some Paid Directories Doing Well

There some discussion going on in the webmaster/SEO community that Google may have de-indexed some free web directories. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable points to a WebmasterWorld forum thread on the subject. The thread begins with a post from user Sunnyujjawal, who says: While checking some sites links I found 50% free submission directories are out of G now. …

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