Yahoo Closes Publisher Monetization Platform To New Sign-Ups

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About a year and a half ago, Yahoo launched Yahoo Recommends as a new monetization platform for publishers and part of its suite of publisher solutions.

The product suggested other articles at the bottom of publishers' content, not unlike offerings from Taboola, Outbrain, and the like.

The service is now closed to new sign-ups. It's not clear if Yahoo is going to pull the plug on the whole thing, but it seems somewhat likely, especially considering that the company has been shutting down various other properties.

The Yahoo Recommends site simply says:

Yahoo Recommends signups are now closed. Please check out our other partner programs at the Partner Portal.

Digiday shares a statement from the company saying, "“We have not made the decision to shut down Yahoo Recommends, however, we are not actively signing up new publishers at this time.”

Yahoo Recommends is powered by Yahoo's personalization technology, and enables publishers to display its articles in a variety of layouts on desktop and mobile. It also features ads served through Gemini.

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Chris Crum
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