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ESPN Drops Yahoo Contextual Ads for Quigo AdSonar

Sep 11, 2006 | 1,436 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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According to a recent report by Brian Morrissey at Adweek, ESPN is all set to drop Yahoo! Contextual Ads from Espn.com. Instead, ESPN will embark on using Quigo AdSonar. Quigo AdSonar is an auction-based, content-targeted advertising network which helps premium-branded websites as well as their advertisers make connection with customers to deliver superior results. AdSonar incorporates in generating an efficient marketplace by bringing good contents from publishers and advertisers.

Yahoo Advertising Expands on EBay

Sep 7, 2006 | 1,418 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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EBay and Yahoo, two top Internet companies announced that they would be working together in several areas, including advertising and online payments. The partnership is "designed to mutually benefit both companies by better serving their user, merchant, and advertising communities in the U.S." The deal will expand Yahoo's share of Internet advertising. Yahoo graphic banner ads will now be displayed on the right side of the ebay Motors home page. The agreement includes integration of eBay’s PayPal into the Yahoo web services and payment options, a co-branded toolbar, and partnering for click-to-call marketing.

Yahoo! Answers Gets A Redo

Sep 2, 2006 | 1,473 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo! responds fast to Window's Live QnA. Yahoo! Answers will now be served alongside search results. The results will be provided in a vertical result box which not only adds freshness in terms of looks but results too. That makes the search results not just more fun but also more accurate.

Yahoo! Removes Blog Search For Short Term

Aug 29, 2006 | 1,500 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo! has just removed its Blog Search program for a short time. The much popular Yahoo! News integration program is also removed for the time being. The reason behind this is not much clear. The only official quote that can be mentioned is a quote from Brian Nelson of Yahoo! who told Greg that this is a temporary thing. In an email sent from Brian to Greg, Brian said that Blog search has "temporarily taken offline to retool the offering." Brian also adds that Yahoo! "might be thinking bigger picture when it comes to blog content.”

Flickr Images Now In Yahoo! Search

Aug 28, 2006 | 1,622 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo! Search integrated Flickr Images into their search results. Yahoo! Search blog announced it today. Now you can  access funy photos or travel photography of Flickr.com. Your search for any striking photo on anything would end up with the images of Flickr. Flickr- one of  the best online photo management and sharing application in the world- continues to entertain people with photos of various kinds. Flickr has made it to show off your favorite photo as you put your query. Yahoo! being a popular site  will now make Flickr's presence felt everywhere although the integration highlights Yahoo!'s poor photo pool.

Yahoo! Search Update Underway

Aug 28, 2006 | 1,151 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo! is believed to have changed its algorithm. The new search index has upset many. Threads at WebmasterWorld and DigitalPoint Forums report people's grievances and problems with Yahoo!'s new search index. However, there are also some who are happy with the change. According to a Yahoo! spokesperson, Yahoo! is " trying to connect with you more directly  and enrich our interaction even further through Site Explorer."

Yahoo! Launches Search Builder

Aug 8, 2006 | 1,362 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo! launched a new tool called Yahoo! Search Builder. Tim Mayer of Yahoo! announced it during the Social Search Overview session. With the new Yahoo! Search Builder, you can create a custom Web search engine. The process enables selecting  a set of trusted sites to search the web or you can put the search algorithm to the topic of your choice. Besides, Search Builder also include Site search and News search. The look and feel of the search box and SERPs are also under your control.
With user and traffic reports, you’ll be able to monitor the growth of your search engine.  If you want to know more about it, you can visit Yahoo! Search Blog.

New Yahoo! Corporate Blog

Aug 4, 2006 | 1,592 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo! today  launched a corporate blog named yodel.yahoo.com. The blog site will cover emerging trends, profile interesting Yahoos among others.

Nicki Dugan writes:
"We want to share insights into our company, our people, our culture, and the things that occupy our cluttered minds. We’ll cover emerging trends, provide some behind-the-scenes commentary, profile interesting Yahoos, spotlight our beloved users, reveal some of our quirks, tap into guest bloggers, sprinkle in some videos and photo essays, and generally think out loud"

Yahoo! Search Launches New Slurp Crawler

Jul 31, 2006 | 1,744 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo! Search has updated its Slurp Crawler to crawl sites  faster. In addition, the new Crawler is more efficient at visiting websites, says David Simpson at a Yahoo! Search blog.

Yahoo! Launches Visual Link Map Tool Named Webzari

Jul 28, 2006 | 1,596 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo! Korea team developed a new tool named Webzari, announced by the Yahoo! Search Blog. The newly developed Webzari is a tool that visuall maps the data from Yahoo! Site Explorer. You can see the tool here.