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October 21, 2010

Yahoo is going to close the Yahoo UK & Ireland directory

The Yahoo! UK & Ireland Directory will be shutting down on 18th of November 2010.



What will happen to my Directory Submit listing?
You have two options if you currently have an open order for a site listed under the Regional/Countrie/United Kingdom category path of the Yahoo! Directory:
  1. You may continue to maintain your listing through the US based Directory Submit program. Your site will remain listed in the Directory as it is now, and the applicable annual fee will apply on your anniversary date. No further action on your behalf would be required.
  2. You may request a refund of the most recent fee you paid as part of the Directory Submit program. Your Directory Submit order will be closed immediately, and your site will then be removed from the Yahoo! Directory. If you wish to proceed with this option, please email cc-directory-submit-billing-e2y@cc.yahoo-inc.com with the Order ID, your YahooID, and the URL of your listing. In order to take advantage of this refund, Yahoo! must receive a fully completed request no later than 5 pm PDT on November 18th, 2010. Otherwise, Yahoo! will conclude that you have selected the first option.
        Yahoo customers and users in the UK and Ireland regions will still be able search the web for sites   on   http://uk.yahoo.com/. The Yahoo! Directory at http://dir.yahoo.com still exists and lists many sites from this area of the world (http://dir.yahoo.com/Regional/Countries/United_Kingdom/) and (http://dir.yahoo.com/Regional/Countries/Ireland/). If you choose to maintain your listing, your site will still be listed in the Yahoo! Directory.

29 comments:

catalog printers said...

Isn't Bing going to power Yahoo now?

Las Vegas Movers said...

This is unfortunate. However, it seems easy enough to switch to the U.S. directory.

Bob said...

I think mine is with U.S. already, but I am not sure. That is sad, how come ?

car rental said...

I just wonder what are the reasons. I'll surely switch to U.S. one.

PRAGEETH.P said...

Thanks to all

Atlantics Builders said...

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Automated Wealth Stream said...

Thanks so much for sharing this interesting updates about yahoo. So glad to have come across reading this post; be back for more readings.

Maritime Law Firm said...

That was a sad update... but I just hope that the concerns could be cope up... Thanks for this update...

Direct Response Agency said...

This is pretty big news for SEO. I am interested to know what the lasting effects will be for SEOers in the UK and around the world.

Seo Consultant UK said...

Guess its now a case of watch this space. Unfortunate news though I think.

Carlos Gallastegui said...

Hmm I am still not sure if it is good or bad but I guess this will make rather big impact on SEO factors and rankings for the UK... So will not be surprised if some websites that are taking top positions on their main keywords will move down in rankings...

Maritime Law Firms said...

There were several possible things that might happened in no time just what this update said... It was indeed sad...

Jenny Gore said...

Thanks for sharing - quite why everything has to be so complicated I don't know! I'll be honest in saying that i've focussed on google more than any others, purely because its the one i use the most but i should be seeking to cover all bases.

long distance walking said...

thanks for the article

khrish with social media marketing agency said...

this is really a sad update. well how could this be happen i don't believe on my eyes.

Plastic Cards said...

I'm not sure if this will have much effect on SEO but we can only wait and see. I've just had a quick read of the terms and conditions for and it does confirm that your able to get a refund for the submission to the directory.

ann smith said...

Hi ! thanks for sharing this information.

reveillon nouvel an said...

it is a shame to close this directory !
Yahoo! as always been know for this directory and it is his great assets Vs Google
everyone want to have a backlink into this directory

Free Online Giveaways said...

Thanks so much for sharing this interesting news. Si pleased to have read over this one.

Internet Marketing Workshop said...

Hello, it was really shocking news according to me. thank you for sharing this. keep posting.

Maritime Injury Lawyer said...

That was unexpected update. But I want to thank you for keeping an update. hope they could cope it up.

Video Marketing said...

Yeah, I heard this news a month ago and I felt really shocked about this. Wondering why is this need to happen? After knowing the reason I accepted it and I am happy that Yahoo UK directory is still existing. :)

Manila Directory said...

This is unfortunate. However, it seems easy enough to switch to the U.S. directory.

Maritime Jones Act said...

I'am wondering what will be the effects of this update to the yahoo subscribers. Upon giving this updates alternatives and solutions were listed too but I am looking forward for best solutions regarding this.

Landing Pages said...

Well, although the sites admins and those business managers will still be able to use the US section of Yahoo directory, but the main issue is that unlike Google that is constantly expanding their net services, Yahoo may be thinking about renovations.

certified financial planner study said...

ohhh !! It is a shocking news. I hope yahoo change his decision very soon.

Telemarketing Services said...

Nice discussion, if they make some change in there algorithm they also tell about it not an issue.

shandra@insurance bad faith said...

This is a sad news for me but updating yahoo subscribers is not that bad. Least, they are giving heads-up on whats gonna happen. We just have to consider our options.

floemanuellelane@gmail.com said...

This is unfortunate but on the other hand, it's good that there's an alternative and we can still maintain our listing through the US based directory.

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