"While the directory has really been dead for over a decade, it’s still sad to see the final nail in the coffin. Old-time marketing vets will fondly recall the secret “(yahoo)” code that you could use to get Yahoo to process your listings faster.The Yahoo Directory -- Once The Internet's Most Important Search Engine -- Is To Close
It was started by Jerry Yang himself, shared to a small digital marketing email list and kept to an amazingly small group of people. I can recall seeing the code directly on the list. That’s how I learned. But for others, they received it from someone else.
Getting that code was like a badge of honor, that you’d proved yourself trustworthy enough not to spam Yahoo with junk, as none of the marketers who had it wanted to ruin what was a good thing.
RIP, Yahoo Directory."
Saturday, September 27, 2014
The Yahoo Directory -- Once The Internet's Most Important Search Engine -- Is To Close [SearchEngineLand]
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